Can You Do It, Make a Living From Art? Probably Not.
LARB always has great essays about this biz of ours. Alexis Clements writes What Are the Chances? Success in the Arts in the 21st Century and concludes that money is a bit of a dirty secret in the arts. Most artists working at art or writing full time have ancillary income–help from a spouse, inheritance, real estate success.
“The chances of your book becoming a New York Times best seller in 2012: 0.002 percent ” -Alexis Clements