Everyone has their own reason for pursuing creative paths, but one thing holds true for all: an unpublished idea might as well never have been conceived. It’s the need to publish which often forces the creative individual to deal with issues of trade, copyright, contracts and business.
To make a living out of your talent there’s no choice but to consider it a business. It may not be good news to many creative ears, but it’s inevitable and needn’t be painful. In fact, business can be creative in itself; launching a company that generates the wealth to employ people, especially if they get to be creative too, can be an extremely gratifying act of creativity.
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~ Steve Jobs (Co-founder Apple Inc.)