I remember early in my career waiting for some check or another that was not arriving in a timely manner, or maybe it was a possible royalty check and I didn’t know how much it would be, and I was trying to affirm it arriving before some need became too intense. My sister, who was at the time a mortgage banker, said, "I just don’t know how you live like that."
Often, a writer’s life is financially…mmmm….unpredictable. Learning to live with that is part of the challenge of choosing this path. Affirmations make a difference. Don’t ask me why. I have no idea. But they help. They work. At the very worst, they make us feel better.
Affirmation of the day, this one from Carolyn See’s Making a Literary Life:
Money comes to me now in expected and unexpected ways. Write it ten times, five days in a row.