The average advance for a midlist novel, regardless of genre, in 2004 was between $2,000 and $5,000 dollars. That's your paycheck. The year you spent working on that novel? The blood, sweat and tears you poured into it? The time you spent away from family and friends? It's worth somewhere between $2,000 and $5,000.
You made more than that working in the call center, didn't you?
And I bet the call center gave you health insurance.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Here's a sobering, but enlightening article on the realities of publishing and why you shouldn't quit your day job...