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To be a full-time author. There truly is something romantic about the notion of sitting in a coffee shop and sipping cappuccino while you write the next Great America Novel. My advice if you get that first book deal? That is unless you have a trust fund.
Sold a startup to someone in Silicon Valley for millions. Someone is going to write the next million-copy bestseller. I had a decent amount of money in the bank from advances associated with two separate book deals. I also managed to save up six months of expenses on top of that.
More importantly, my wife supported the decision to quit my day job. And my publishers were excited about what I was writing. There was even talk about expanding into adult fiction with a third book deal.
I was positioned for success, so I did it. Why Authors Should Develop Multiple Revenue Streams The right move for me and I would argue, for every author would have been to invest a large portion of my advance money, write for half the day, and then spend the other half working some kind of second job, side hustle, or building a freelance business.
Most writers could accomplish that by simply writing 4 hours on Saturday and another 4 hours on Sunday. At that pace you could write two novels each year with major publishers and still have plenty of time to develop other revenue streams.
Some of you are going to sell tens and even hundreds of thousands of books in your first few weeks and months of a release. The Best of Both Worlds I get it. I knew the nearly impossible odds of someone simply finding an agent who is willing to represent them, let alone inking a deal with a publisher.
I went for it anyway, and I was blessed to have what most would consider a very successful writing career. Back then I would have read this article and said that the author was just a coward. I think you can have the best of both worlds, though.
Here are some examples: Part-Time Jobs Starbucks Barista.
You only have to work 20 hours each week at Starbucks to qualify for benefits, which is a super compelling. The hours are typically flexible. And when you need time off to hit a deadline, people will pick up a shift.
I was a server at a high end restaurant for a couple years, but I made a lot more money when I made the move to a place that was full every night and turned tables over quickly. Side Hustles Drive for Uber or Lyft. You only work when you want to work. And why not invest a bit more and throw in a free bottle or water or have some magazines in the back for your customers?
Did you know that you can rent out your car using an app like Turo? Just remember, like driving for Uber and Lyft, you use your own vehicle. That means there are expenses you need to account for.
If you have a dog and ever go on vacation, you know how expensive pet sitting can be. Why not offer pet sitting and dog walking services at a discount? You could create online courses at Udemy.
Odds and Ends Participate in Focus Groups. Use a resource like Find Focus Groups to help earn extra cash. Take Part in Mobile Video Surveys. Check out Mind Swarms as a resource. All you need is a little discipline so you can take advantage of those early mornings, late nights, and weekends.
I mean, there were days where I got so distracted that I never got around to writing a single word.Then, the summer before my junior year, I came to discover the whole "teenage rebellion" clich" was a real occurrence.
I'd always had a wonderful relationship with my mother, but suddenly I had a. Today’s challenge: Write about rebellion.
That can mean whatever you need it to mean for the context of the story. Any genre is doable. As personal or as impersonal as one cares to make it. Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place. Get a constantly updating feed of breaking news, fun stories, pics, memes, and videos just for you.
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I like to write first drafts as fast as possible, seven days a week, because by working this way I’m always in ‘the zone’, i.e. fully in the story and the minds of the characters. The story works better, and requires much less editing, than when I grind out a draft over a period of months.