Do you know what I love best about being a professional novelologist?
Yes, getting paid to write is just fantastic. I highly recommend it.
This is not to imply that I don’t love lots of other great things about writing. I do love making up stories and characters and getting to be creative. I love it when fans tell me they’ve enjoyed something I’ve written, that it’s enlightened their souls or merely made their day just a little brighter. I like going to conventions, meeting fellow writers, and hanging out. I love all these things and more.
But, above all, I love the paycheck.
This isn’t quite as mercennary as it might sound. I love being an artist, being creative. But getting paid to write . . . well . . . there’s nothing quite like it. This is probably my biggest strike against self-publishing. Self-publishing can be a rich, rewarding experience. It has a lot to offer. But there’s no sense of satisfaction like depositing a check with your name on it that says, “You are a writer, and here’s a few bucks to say thanks.”
You just can’t beat it.
Fighting the good fight, Writing the good write,