I spotted the link to Eric Fortune’s “Tips and Tricks from an Art Slave” on Twitter earliet today and now can’t remember who first passed the link along. (Chris Roberson, maybe?)
At any rate, I was glad I clicked through. Eric shares seven sensible tips to keep yourself from sliding down the slippery slope from artist to art slave. That is to say, someone engaged in enjoyable creative endeavor versus someone who’s finding their work “stressful, mindless and paycheck motivated”.
Although it’s targeted to visual artists, I could see any of the advice applying to writers or musicians as well. Worth a read.