|Time is Money|
No matter which of these concepts fits you, if you are a writer, this article will help.
If you count the number of hours you put into writing, tally up the amount you get back in sales, and take away the amount you spent promoting, you might have made more money by not starting in the first place. ;)
Truth is, for writers, that’s not an acceptable answer. We are driven to write. We want to share our stories and ideas. Some of us would like to make a living doing it.
I’ve been writing for publication since 2004, and have six books out and one audiobook. I’ve spent thousands of hours promoting, writing, teaching, and learning. If I was doing it for the money, I’d have given up long ago.
It’s been my experience that attitude will sell my book when nothing else will. I never tell people “I don’t expect to make a lot of money writing” because guess what? No one expects to give me a lot of money, either. Instead, I say “I expect to __________” whatever it is I decide to accomplish.
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