Do you think Samuel Beckett had to do this whilst on the run from the nazi’s and writing ‘Waiting For Godot.’ Do you ever imagine Hemingway slaving over some advertising copy before getting around to writing the next great American novel? Or perhaps H.G Wells when taking a break from writing the ‘War of the Worlds’ or ‘The Time Machine’ or ‘The door in the wall’ would cleanse the palette with an artful swathe of copywriting in one fell swoop satisfying his artistic license and corporate responsibilities.
Maybe, Rudyard Kipling tiring from writing his exemplary tale of fraud, deceit, power, success and failure otherwise known as ‘The Man who would be king’ started writing for the equivalent of the Daily Star just so he could think about breasts. Or the time when ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ author and political hero, Hunter s Thompson in full regalia joined the conservative republicans and started drawing up speeches for his favourite politician Richard Nixon. Just to escape his visceral mentality and engulf himself in the antithetical opinion, embraced his enemy. After considering this i checked the lottery results to see if I could keep dreaming.