Lot of great quotes throughout, but he saves the best for last.
Making a living off art is hard.
But that isn’t a sexy sell.
That isn’t to say you should give up. Fuck that. But I am going to say: get ready to work, don’t expect riches. Focus hard on the art.
And pay attention to those charts and adjust your expectations accordingly.
There’s a lot of snake oil sales going on. And a lot of well meaning people who won the lottery telling everyone to go buy lottery tickets while financial advisors shake their head.
Pretty much the same as its always been…
PS: this survivorship bias also works for writing advice about ‘how to write’ if you think about it…
Work hard and focus on the art. I can deal with that.