Sunday, February 26, 2012
It's Out There
For him, that's coaching, painting with his father and just about any other odd job that comes up he can make money at while still attending grad school on weekends. During the day he is a teacher. I also teach and do a number of small extra duties that earn me a few dollars by tutoring. But my biggest 'extra' job is my writing.
You can guess since I'm not retired from teaching, I'm not pulling in a big income from being a published author. The business is tough, time-consuming and not for the faint-hearted or anyone who isn't very self-motivated. And some days when I'm doing some blog hopping or checking out what my friends are up to on facebook, I wonder if I'm working hard enough. As the publishing industry scrambles, stumbles, runs and trips over itself to keep up with the changes brought on by technology, opportunities abound for those ready to leap on the speeding missile of progress. Am I running fast enough to make the leap or will I fall behind? Success is out there somewhere, if only I can work hard enough and fast enough to grab the opportunities I'm told are available.
Do you feel like you're keeping up? Or are the changes too fast for you? And guesses on the future?