Did you know that fewer than 3000 individuals in the United States make a living from writing fiction? That's right, and that 3000 includes Stephen King, Anne Rice, Tom Clancy, etc...
The rest of us not in that exclusive three thousand have to have day jobs, or spouses who will support us, or write technical manuals and web content and who knows what else in order to support our fiction efforts.
I've been trying to make it as a fiction writer for almost twenty years now, and it isn't getting easier. As a self-employed individual I pay my own health insurance out of pocket, and I pay double what an employed person pays in FICA and Social Security even though I won't get double the benefits.
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