Check out this great blog post from Kristen Lamb on getting paid to write.
I know most of you reading this blog have the eventual goal of becoming professional authors who work full-time doing what they love. One thing that vexes me about our industry is everyone is afraid to talk about money, but money makes the world go round. It’s almost as if it’s dirty to want to actually be paid to write.
Which is just B.S.
What we do is highly valuable. Not everyone can do what we do. Think about most people regarding writing.
My class requires a ten-page essay.
OMG! Writing is hard!
I am assigning a twenty page research paper.
Writing is hard!
Write a short story.
Ugh, writing is hard!
Draft a resume and cover letter.
I hate writing. Writing is hard!
“I’m a novelist.”
Really? That’s a job? Writing is easy.
Thing is, we all need to eat and pay the power bill. Sure, the goal is one day the…
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