Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Make Money Writing: U= Underpaid and Overworked

April is all about making money writing. I have to tell you a secret. You will be overworked and underpaid at least for a while. I wrote for FREE for two years. (Read that again: I didn't sell anything for two full years). Do I care? Not really. I put in the work and began to succeed. My self published books still sell and my publications have helped me land day jobs. Today, is a reminder that if you want to make money writing, you will have to stick it out. You will not get paid for a long time. (Unless, you're one of those lucky punks who sell their first novel in a six figure deal. Don't tell me about it. I don't want to know). But if you put in the time, you will eventually see the rewards. As Strawberry Shortcake says, "The most important part is don't stop now."


  1. It's true. I'm learning to soak this message in this year. Last year I struggled with it, hoping/praying for that six-figure deal. Haha, not that I still don't secretly hope for it but now I've got my sleeves rolled up and I'm looking at it in the long run. ^_^

  2. Even with the advent of self-publishing (which really speeds up the publishing process), writers have to be in it for the long run. It's hard to be patient, but it will pay off.