Here’s a serious question for you.
What if, while you struggled to make ends meet as you did the fourth rewrite of your novel, you were handed an opportunity to do a paid writing gig?
More, what if it was decent money and the work was interesting? Does this sound good? How about if there was a way to leverage what you did for other uses?
But! But what if there were no byline? What if you were ghost-writing for someone else? Would that tip the scales? Would you put your foot down and say no?
Or, would you decide that all writing is practice, everything you do grows you in your craft? Would the profit outweigh the missing art?
I’d like to hear your thoughts on this one.