You dream, don’t you? You read about self-published millionaires. You hear about Stephen King’s income. You read about million dollar advances (they’re loans by the way) and you dream of a beach house working at a laptop that spews dollars.
You fell for it. Like the lead in a high school play who travels to Hollywood Vine to start her career, and finds thousands of beautiful women willing to do a lot more than her to get that part.
I am not suggesting you sleep with agents, publishers or me, but I wanted to point out that writers write. They love creating cadences of words, paragraphs of magic and pages of entertainment.
Writers bring order to the chaos of life through their stories, not through their check books.
You MIGHT get published. You MIGHT get rich. You MIGHT become famous. But that cannot be the motivation for writing. If it is, you should do some stock trading, or live in Vegas, because writing for money is a crap shoot.
Writing is not a job, it’s a lifestyle.
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