Hi all, its April, late as usual. I was hiding under a rock for the last couple of days and finally came out this morning only to cry for the last several hours.
But, I put on my big girl panties and decided to go ahead and write this post. This will be a short and sweet post because I have work tonight. Le sighs. Work, its killing me right now. It’s taking all of my writing time, so I have 90% less time which means that you will see about 90% less books from me, but that’s life, right?
Now, onto the post.
I know that this is something that we’ve all touched on and I’ve touched on as well.
Unfortunately, because of Amazon readers (trust me, we love you all) expect our books to all be free or 99 cents, but realistically that’s just not possible. As much as I would love to be able to do that, it’s not viable. **did you see the above part about me working a full-time job? That’s right. I work full time because … I DON’T MAKE ENOUGH MONEY AS AN AUTHOR TO WRITE FULL TIME…
I wish I did.
Hell, every single author on Naughty Quills wishes that they did but the realistic truth is that we don’t. Most authors don’t. Period.
There are a handful that can and I applaud them, I’m happy as can be for them but honestly, about 90 percent of the authors that you read all hold down full time jobs, they work their craft in time that they carve out of their days. This is time that they could be spending with their families, friends, doing other things but they write because every single writer that I’ve encountered has a spark inside of them – a story – and they all love what they do.
Now, I know you are scratching you head and asking, come on April, WTF is this post about?
Our books are worth more than 99 cents or free. I just wish that other authors would see that as well. Until all other authors would see the truth that our books are worth far more than that. Why?
- We put hours into crafting the story
- We pay an editor to edit the story
- We spend hours editing the story
- We send the story back to the editor and then re-edit the story
- We pay a cover artist for a beautiful cover
- We pour our hearts and souls into these books
I think what I listed above is worth a heck of a lot more than 99 pennies. If you don’t think so then you are seriously undervaluing yourself and that’s too bad. L
Anyway, that’s it for me today. For now, I’m going to bed so that I can go to work tonight. Until next week my darlings. ❤