Getting a day job doesn’t have to mean giving up your creative ambitions. Let these six successful artists, writers, and filmmakers show you how it’s done.
At AOL, Mack Gelber and I asked six awesome creative people about how they balance a day job and make their own art. I feel every creative person I know is doing this, so it’s inspiring and motivating to know that we’re all working, dreaming, hustling, and getting no sleep together. Keeping making things, everyone.
Also thanks to the six people who participated. Read Catherine Lacey’s Nobody Is Ever Missing, see Gillian Robespierre’s film Obvious Child, read Shane Jones’ Crystal Eaters, check out Summer Pierre’s illustrations, organize your messy life with Kimberly Palmer’s planners, and pick up a copy of Adam J. Kurtz’s 1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion, which will be released tomorrow.