It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? I had to make a quick, unscheduled trip which took longer than it should have. Now I’m back to the daily grind.
Part of the reason I traveled was to arrange for book marketing channels. Several discussions came up and my eyes were opened to ways I could make more money as a “writerpreneur.”
writers don’t live on air, or on the food they write about sometimes. A writer is a regular human with needs like food, clothes, necessities; writers have bills to pay like everyone else. Unlike most professions though, we all tend to forget this little fact.
Which brings me to the subject of this post.
For whom do you write?
When you sit at your desk with the proverbial cup of coffee before you and you churn out those words, who do you have in mind? More than anything else, who do you expect to pay for your writing? Because someone has to pay the bills while you wait to become the next Nobel prize winner.
I guess this is why a lot of writers retain their day jobs, which is a good thing. For several years I moonlighted too. My writing was screaming my name but I could not respond because I had bills to pay. I still have bills to pay but I have become a “Writerpreneur.” My bills are paid almost 100% from activities related to writing and book sales.
The first thing I did was to identify my audience and write focused, commercial-quality material. And it is beginning to pay off. I enjoy being called a writer but the joy is more meaningful when the writing pays for itself and pays for me too!
So, do you know for whom you write? Is your writing paying for itself? for you?
Here’s to profitable writing..!