Welcome back to episode 011 of The Rebel Author Podcast, today I’m talking to Zach Bohannon all about authors and money. Specifically how to quit your job and write full-time. [Read more…] about 011 Authors and Money: How to Quit Your Job and Write Full-Time with Zach Bohannon
I can’t believe I’m writing a post about being six months full-time writing. The first three months whizzed by but there was this sense of length too. Of time expanding and stretching out in front of me. Not so much for the last three months. It’s been a hop and skip to get to the six month marker. I’m changing and learning so fast it makes me even more grateful I’m taking the time out to chronicle this journey. If you missed the lessons from my first three months, you can find them here.
Six Months Full-Time Writing
So six months in to this journey, what have I learned?
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We need to talk about money. Author earnings specifically because author earnings are surrounded by myth and lie. The truth is, you don’t have to be a poor artist. You just need multiple streams of income.
I’m sure half of you are shuddering at the prospect of talking about money – especially any fellow stiff upper lipped Brits, talking about money is so crass after all. But let me sweep you into my arms and tell you a thing or two. [Read more…] about Author Earnings – How Do You Write Full-Time?
There’s enough bull shit and hot air on the web to fill an army of hot air balloons. It’s confusing. It’s irritating and frankly it’s totally overwhelming.
But here’s the thing, if you’re an indie author, then the only thing that matters is what you want, what you think, and what you decide.
It’s almost mind-boggling. There aren’t many decisions that are just ours any more. Sometimes I swear societies need for control has gone insane, it’s like their trying to control every single breath we take.
But not as indies. We stick our fingers up and give the corporate conglomerates a big fuck you. Our writing is the product of our minds and our minds only. It’s yours, and no one else can have it, or tell you what to do with it.
But that also means you’re on my own. Where you take your stories is up to you, as is the marketing, the business, the strategy, and the publication.
I’ve said this before, but next year is big for me. I’ll be publishing my first and second, and hopefully third and fourth books. It’s been an excruciatingly slow road to get there and I don’t want to fuck it up now I’m this close. I don’t want to go into to next year disorganised, unplanned and not knowing what I’m doing.
So cut through the crap, and make 2017 you stop listening to everyone else and do it your way. If you do anything, then use these three simple tools and make 2017 your year. [Read more…] about How To Be A Smart Author in 2017 – 3 Simple Tools