This post is about an experiment I've got going. It's veeery iiiinteresting, so I want to share it with my fellow readers and writers.
Well, I won't be one-upped, so I bragged about the royalty cheque I'd just received in the amount of one dollar and ninety cents. Marketing-wise, showing off about how little money we make in this industry probably isn't smart, but you know what? I'd rather be honest about it. I'm a full-time writer and it is not a lucrative career.
Now, granted, that $1.90 cheque was only from one publisher where I have not much work placed, and it covered a quarter where I had no new releases, but even so... that's THREE MONTHS of sales.
|It's real! I didn't make it up!|
I kid you not, it took me a full week to realize that 30 days x 3 months x 1 cent does NOT equal $1.80. Which is sad, because I was really good at math in elementary school.
Anyway, starting last week with that dime, I decided to launch an experiment:
Can I "earn" more than $1.90 in three months by picking up change off the sidewalk?
This is my experiment, and you're in on it. After one week, here's what we've got:
|Hello Kitty says Hello|
If I'm counting correctly (and there's always a chance that I am), I've collected 16 cents off the sidewalk in the last week. This is going to be veeery iiiinteresting. Oh, I already said that. Well, you know, it'll be something to read about when you're bored.