When deciding what path your creative career will take, do only what works for you. There are tons of articles and people trying to tell you the right way to do it. I’m sure they are trying to help. But, be careful. It might be THEIR path that they are describing, not yours. Sure, get tons of advice, read plenty of books, and ask everyone’s opinion. Take what works and ignore the rest. When it comes to doing what’s right for you, nobody knows that but… you.
I'm a big proponent of people who get to work and get paid doing what they enjoy doing, especially for the creative crowd. I enjoyed this great post by Jonathan Coulton, famous, to me anyway, for his Portal song and his cover of Baby Got Back .