Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Myth Seven: When I make a million, I’ll be set

Myth Seven: When I make a million, I’ll be set
When you begin to make a living doing what you love, there will be a flip or a change that occurs. What was once a joyous escape will suddenly become your work. If you aren’t prepared, it can be overwhelming, after all where do you escape to when the things you once escaped to no longer exist? Long hours and a constant work drive can and will burn you out and feeling overwhelmed can easily happen when you don’t give yourself enough options. 

As Book Editor, Valley Haggard, admits, “It’s easy to get sucked into the field. So much energy is put into writing about other peoples work that I find it challenging to take the time to develop my own work. There’s a fine line between doing what you love and having to do what you love. It can definitely steal some of your fire if you don’t watch out.”

Valley Haggard
Valley Haggard is a memoirist, blogger, journalist and Book editor for Style Weekly. Her upcoming book is about international travel, reckless sex, cruise ships, cowboys, trains, buses, lesbians, decadence, hash, red wine, Jonah and the whale, heartache, rainbows, God, dying, baby horses, and coming home to Richmond, VA.


  1. Slash,
    I'm really enjoying reading your blog and hearing your take on what it takes to be a successful artist. I haven't made it to one of your seminars yet, but I plan to soon!

    You can see my work at if you're interested!
    Susan Singer

  2. Thanks Susan. I'll plan on checking out your work and your blog!