newsletter_moneypicIf your intention for the remainder of 2015 is to write a book that will make you a lot of money and enable you to say I quit to your boss, you might want to hold off a bit on writing that resignation letter.

This week, the Author’s Guild released results of a survey of authors’ incomes that may make you think twice about giving up your day job. The survey, discussed on NPR during the Saturday morning news segment, said that more than half of those surveyed earned less than the 2014 poverty level, $11,670. Ouch!

So what should we do with this information? Quit writing? No way! We need to find a better reason to write than earning money. What might be some of those reasons

  • enjoyment
  • a fun hobby
  • preserve the past
  • share your story
  • help people
  • allow people to know you better
  • a reason to hang out in the coffee shop
  • a way to meet great people

Tell us, what is your reason for writing? Comment below and share with us what brings you to the writing table.

Bottom line…keep on writing but don’t give up your day job just yet. If you’d like to read or listen to the NPR story, click here.

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