Linda Maye Adams

Entrepreneur Scarier than military?

Even when I started writing when I was little, I wanted to write full time.  Writing is so much fun–what else would be better than playing around with characters and story?  Though I listened too much to those myths that you can’t make enough money to live off, not realizing that if I didn’t go out after writing everything and anything, made the myths true.

Now the technology allows someone like me to publish my own books and eventually launch my own business.  It’s both a scary and exciting through, because there is no safety net of a job.  It has to work.  From an article on veteran entrepreneurs:

“I never got scared in the Marines or the fire department,” Green says, “but entrepreneurship is the scariest thing ever.”



  1. Pearl R. Meaker

    Well, I’ve never been in the military so I can’t make that comparison, but yeah, I find all of the marketing, promotion, keeping records/accounts and social networking very intimidating. I’m by nature a creative person, not a business person.


    • Writers have a huge disadvantage if they don’t think about the business side. That’s how a lot of them end up signing bad contracts or not getting the money that is actually owed to them.


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