I find this Galleycat warning amusing:
The worst case scenario for writers? “You make decisions about your career based on what you love to do,” the author explained, “but when it gets to the point that you can’t make a living writing… Maybe writing books will become just the hobby* of rich people, or people who can live very cheaply.”
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm, most writers don’t make money from their writing. And in other countries, such as Egypt, writers pay their publisher a contribution. Most writers throughout history have been rich or able to live cheaply. That part of the equation will probably never change. If you’re in the business of writing or creating art to make a living, you’re a crackhead/manic-depressive with delusions of grandeur. One writes because one loves it and can’t bear to live without it. At least, that’s how it ought to be.
*A hobby? Oh, please.