Q – “You finished the book? Great! When are you going to quit your day job?”
A – “Not anytime soon!”
There’s a common misconception that writers make a lot of money. I’m not sure why that exists. Ever hear the term ‘starving artist’? It applies to us writers as well. To quote a book my wife recently read – “You can make a lot of money being writer as long as your name includes the words “Stephen” and “King”.”
Over at his blog, author Jim C Hines talks about his 2010 income as a writer. The same entry contains links back to 2007 on the same subject. Hines is a successful writer with a couple of popular series in print. And despite being considered a success in the publishing field, he’s keeping that day job of his. The entry makes it clear why and why I will most likely be working for years to come.
(Link poached from VP buddy Steve Buchheit. Thanks Steve!)