You're not alone. It doesn't matter if you've been writing for a week or six decades, anyone can become depressed by the statistics on published authors. Here's a few to really bring you down.
TERRIBLE FACT: 95% of published authors cannot live on their income from writing alone.
EVEN WORSE FACT: Your average agent receives 32,000 queries per years, asks for samples from 2500, she might read 98 of them, she'll then decide to represent 9 of them and in the end, 5 will be likely be sold (from Writers on the Brink).
Alright, we'll stop there. It's dizzying even to think about how many people do publish each year and how few of those manage to sell more than 200 copies. In fact, if you calculate out the hours the average writer spends on a book, then consider the dismally low cost of independent books, it works out to... Right. We did say we would stop. Now, for the good news. People have been becoming successful authors for years. No, the odds aren't great that you're going to be one of them, but for those of us who want to live in the world of possibility rather than the dark dreary land of probability, we've got something unexpected.
It's a handbook, a sort of guide to everything about becoming an author that has nothing to do with using proper grammar or querying.
Does it help to join this highly elite and highly anonymous society? Yeah. It does.
She's clever, this one. In an age where
everyone thinks they "get it", she REALLY gets it...it's
about digging your own tunnel into a realm where ritual and habit
transcend the timeless writings from the old World into the new. Method
is the secret, and all ye who enter the Secret Society shall be justly
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