Writing for a Living – Realistic Goal or Pipe Dream?
Let’s take a peek at the cogs inside the machine and talk about why I write and how I write on Behind the Scenes Sunday! Today I’d like to talk about the idea of making money of what you write — so much money that it becomes your job full time. Sound like a fantasy? Well for some it’s the reality, but it’s not an easy road.
If you’re goal is to support yourself with your writing, you need to be prepared for a long, hard road. It’s not impossible — I know many authors who write full time and are able to live comfortably off their income. But they work hard to keep that money coming in and the words flowing out. If this is your end goal (as it is mine) you need to be patient, diligent, and ready to combat naysayers, disappointment, and rejection.
It’s important to set realistic goals for yourself and celebrate when you achieve them. If you start down the path of the professional author and you aren’t making money off your writing in the first year, or the first five years, or the first ten years, it is okay. This business is half determination and half luck. Persevere and I truly do believe that it will pay off. You have to show up for luck to find you, after all.
If you’re interested in supporting me on my journey to becoming a full-time author, I have the perfect way for you to do so: Hungry is the Night is now available for preorder on all major ebook platforms! Visit the link here to order your copy in advance and, if you send a copy of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org, I will send you back an exclusive excerpt of the book! Three full chapters of wolfy goodness for you to enjoy!