Someone writing books strictly for monetary gain will never break into the business unless A: They know someone. B: Are so talented, it’s retarded. And C: They have some love of the craft to begin with.
It’s incredible how many people I’ve told I’m writing a book who have turned around and said ‘wow! You’re gonna be rich!’
In a land where purple pixie puppies with unicorn horns fly around.
In our world though, writing is NOT the best way to go about making money.
Today I found an article on the book : 78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published and 14 Reason Why It Just Might which pretty much puts in a nutshell why most of us are doomed.
Then, if that doesn’t make you want to tie a noose around your neck, there’s the article from Writer’s Beware Blog with links to information on how much first time writers actually earn here .
Now, I’m definitely not writing for the Nookie. Although it would be nice to justify spending so much time in front of the computer with a little monetary compensation. But then it occurred to me…I kind of am saving money by writing.
Book number one- eight months writing.
Book number two- three months
Book number three- two months
So that’s 13 months- let’s say an average of two hours a day.
Well, that right there is 260 movies I didn’t buy tickets for! –about $2,340!
52 dinner dates that I spent eating grilled cheese in front of the computer instead of going out to a restaurant - $2,080!
780 hours spent without television, or lights on! Let’s deduct 10$ a month from my utilities- $130
This is GREAT! I'm getting richer by the minute!
So, in a 13 month period, I’ve gained from writing, a WHOPPING….
$5 an hour…L
That can’t be right. Come on people, what else do we save on from all those hours spent in imaginary places? I must have missed something!:)