Friday, September 30, 2016

"this is a job that’s physical and you don’t have to talk to anyone and someone will give you money for walking around all day"

"Author Merritt Tierce On The Struggle To Write And Make Money After Critical Success":

On working for the U.S. Postal Service:

“I was on this horrible mental loop every day thinking, ‘I need to write something so I can sell it,’ and then thinking ‘yeah, but I need money now. I’m not going to be able to write until I pay the rent.’ Eventually, I just decided to try to lift some of the pressure off my creative self by getting an actual job.

…I actually loved delivering the mail. I wanted to do it because I thought this is a job that’s physical and you don’t have to talk to anyone and someone will give you money for walking around all day, not talking to people and putting letters in mailboxes. It sounded beautiful to me and it really was exactly what I expected.”