On Writing & Money

“My novel has gone to be type-written. It makes me quite glum to think of the long time I must wait until I can know if it will be accepted and then until I get some money. I am really quite greedy for some money, for I haven’t a penny of my own since Christmas — literally ‘stoney broke’; it’s rather amusing in a way, and I shall feel quite excited if I can ever again grasp a sovereign.”

— Anne Sedgwick in a letter to Mrs. James Pitman, March 28, 1901

“I like nothing so much as my work, but I do wish I were a person of leisure with an income beneath my feet. Life without an income can be excessively nasty.”

— Anne Sedgwick in a letter to Richard Cabot, October 8, 1908

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