There's a misconception about published authors that continues to linger, that once a writer is published, they've made it; they must be rolling in money. It's a very weird misconception to me, but I can kind of understand it, since there's a lot of mystery surrounding books and what goes into publishing them.
Some authors make it big. They're the names you hear all the time: Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, James Patterson, just to name a very small few, but they're the exception to the rule. As much as a lot of us would like to, we can't yet quit our day jobs to write full time.
I had someone send me a message once, saying they were intimidated by me because I had a book published, and I sat there like, ...what? For me, publishing a book was no different than posting a piece of fanfiction online; it just took a little more time and effort, and a small amount of money, and I was charging for it.
I have three books out now, and I'm certainly not rolling in m…
I finally finished Book 1 of the Crimson Hollow series and sent it off to my "editors," yay! Of course, in the grand scheme of things, this doesn't mean a whole lot, since I still have three books and two novellas left to write, but considering I didn't think I'd finish Book 1 until the end of the year, I'm counting it as a win.
Fortunately, Book 2 is already started, and I'm hoping to dive into that soon. I'll probably take a small break, as I usually do after I finish writing something big, and I've also got a fairly substantial editing gig that I'll hopefully be able to get started on soon-ish. I'm hoping to take the money from this editing project and put it towards getting a new cover for No Safe Place (and possibly Finding Home Again, depending), and doing a bit of a relaunch of the book.
In non-writing news, I'm going to see Taylor Swift in Tampa on August 14, which I'm super excited about. I'm also staying that Wednesda…