For the A to Z Challenge, I’m posting promo and other tips for writers. Today it’s speaking.
Today’s topic follows two other S subjects - Spunky being real and Spunky being interviewed! The interview is over at First Draft on Life, Literature and Lunacy. Please drop by Lisa’s wonderful site!
The average traditionally published author makes between $2000 and $3000 over the lifetime of a book.
So, how do average authors survive? Many never quit their day job. (Only about 300 authors in America live solely on their writing.) Some do freelance work or ghostwriting.
And many turn to paid speaking gigs.
Speaking not only pays the bills, but it fuels interest in one’s book(s) and enhances marketing efforts. More opportunities arise.
As for Spunky being real - I’ll never get wealthy from writing, but that’s okay. Writing helped me to discover something I truly enjoy - speaking!
Do you speak as well as write? Do you want to someday?