Okay, over the last two years I’ve taken a ton of flack from writers by suggesting they don’t need to spend a year writing a book, that all they have to do is spend more time actually typing and a book gets done faster.
And over the last year I’ve gotten a ton of grief from writers when I suggested that not all writers are the same and thus some of us don’t need to rewrite something into plain white nothingness.
And now I am taking a ton of grief from people thinking that it is all right for a novelist to undervalue their work and sell it for 99 cents.
So let me add all this up:
A writer should spend a year-plus to write a novel, spend another couple years rewriting and rewriting it, then sell it for 99 cents, of which the writer gets 35 cents.
Yup, all that makes sense to me.
That’s a great way to make a living with your fiction.
“Took me three years
to write a book,
all I got was
this cheap bottle of wine.”
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