While I live in the word of my imagination for a good portion of the day, I also venture out into the real world once in a while.
Even though the bright light hurts my eyes, and turns me into a slimy monster if a drop of water even touches me. Oops, sorry that's what I get for watching Gremlins last night.
Anyway...today I am off to the land of the bank for an account review. I've been putting it off for a while. Sorting out my current/savings accounts is not something that fills me with glee. I'd rename it "Book Funds" rather than savings if I had the chance.
But then it hit me...a review is an awesome way of checking in as a writer.
During the account review they ask you loads of 'useful' questions like "What do you want your money to do for you?"
What I want to say is "Buy books and pretty things." Instead I mumble something like, "Grow."
And that is what I want to do as a writer -- grow.
- Am I investing time in learning my craft?
- Am I returning my debits from the writing community with interest? By this I mean do I contribute to the writing community enough?
- Do I push myself hard enough to make my money/wip) grow (with a word count)?
So far I hope I'm meeting all my goals. Because, like money, writing only works for you if you invest in it.
P.S. Today is also my day to post over on Operation Awesome.