Your Writing Talent is Worth a Mint...
So Why Are You Still a Starving Artist?
Dear Writer's Digest Subscriber,
I remember the day well - one of the most painful experiences of my life. I had pulled in at a fast food restaurant near my home in Puyallup, Washington, but not to get a hamburger. I was about to apply for work.
If I had told anyone I was a writer, they would have nodded their heads in knowing. Oh, another starving artist.
What I didn't understand that day was that I already had the skills to earn all the money I needed.
My name is Pat McCord. I had just seen my second book published... for a tiny advance and 10% royalties. But I'd never had a real job, and to me that meant I'd have to start somewhere for minimum wage. Somewhere with a drive-through window.
At least that's the way I saw it back then. I didn't realize that if I could write, I had everything I would need to make plenty of money.
With time left over to write my books in leisure.
I guess I'd bought into the theory of the starving artist - that we were somehow duty-bound to live on scraps until or unless we had a best seller.
Fortunately, I had enough of something - faith I suppose - to put my car in reverse and leave the restaurant without going inside. Surely, something would turn up, I thought.
Maybe you're in the same place I was - making okay money, but not having time for anything else. Especially if you face a grueling commute too!
But for me something happened that would forever change the way I thought about the writer's life.
Click here to find out more about my story and how you can easily follow in my foot steps to earning a great living as a writer.
To your writing success,
Published Author, fellow Writer's Digest Subscriber