It’s a crazy dream—to sit down and take your thoughts, put them into a coherent order, and then sell what you imagined to strangers.
That’s what writing is, and it’s one of the weirdest ways possible to make a living.
But the funny thing is, for the first time ever, this dream is actually possible for people who are willing to sit down and do the work.
And I don’t even mean working by writing NOVELS.
My daughter got serious about writing fairly late last year, and so far, she’s exclusively writing and publishing short stories. And her income has gone from nothing, to making enough per month to cover one bill, to making enough per month to cover a lot of her bills.
I’m predicting that she will be making a full-time income by the end of this year, and that she’ll be making what writers call NICE money in about three years.
This has gone from being a field dominated by big publishers to being a field that has opened up to the people who want it enough to work hard to get it.
Don’t think it’s easy. My kid is writing three and four stories a week, and has a constant circle of manuscripts going to her beta readers and coming back, and she’s publishing with fervent regularity to a readership that is fanatical about what she’s offering.
My students are writing, and they’re selling. It’s exciting to watch. Many are going the commercial publishing route, many more are going indie.
I’ve done both, I teach both, and the question simply comes down to this.
Do you want it enough to work for it?
I’m taking questions and discussing the ins and outs of writing for a living tomorrow in a live chat.
And I promise to give you real, right-there-live-in-the-chat answers to your questions, not just a hundred variations on “Take the course.” I wouldn’t waste your time OR mine like that.
I’ll be online in my webinar room from 1:00 PM ET tomorrow until. I’ll be answering any questions you have about writing for a living, how you can get there, and how I can help you get there.
1:00 PM UNTIL?
That’s “Until you run out of questions, or I run out of energy.”
Ask your questions here before 12 NOON ET TOMORROW, Wednesday, May 5th. I’ll print them off and take them into the webinar with me.
Then register to join me in the live chat here:
http://webinarjam.net/webinar/go/1864/aecfffb17b (Link opens in new window)
I look forward to seeing you there.
And I’ll answer the obvious question ahead of time. Did my daughter take How to Think Sideways?
Yes, she did.