How Having a Day Job Can Help You Make Better Art

“Sometimes the artist needs to turn off, to get out in the fray, to stop worrying over when her imagination’s pot will boil — because, of course, it won’t if she’s watching.”

Don’t be fooled into thinking you can only make great art if you devote 100% of your time to it — that’s not true.

The New York Times explores how having a day job can help you make better art and details the work-art balance of several legendary writers, poets, and artists to prove its point.