Neil Gaiman gives better advice to artists than anyone has ever given.
My favorite part is where he says that every time he’s done a project “just for the money,” it’s backfired. To paraphrase: if you do something just for the money and it doesn’t work out, you’re left with nothing. If you do work you want to do, if the money doesn’t come at least you’re left with the work.
Uplifting, realistic and perfect advice.