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Thread: superstitions

  1. #1
    Richard Fulgham
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    superstitions

    How many of you cats out there have wives or hubbys who make heaps more $ than you? I'd be on the street if I tried to live off my, ha ha, royalties. My objective is to get enough books out there to produce enough small royalty checks to make one big one. I see no other way. Writing a bestseller seems like wanting to be a movie star. Anybody agree? Any alternative ideas?



  2. #2
    Russ Still
    Guest

    Re: superstitions

    I'm with you, Richard. I subsidize my royalty and direct sales checks with a job as a flight instructor. My wife's biz is the one that keeps us afloat. - Russ

  3. #3
    Bob Kellogg
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    Russ, I've always wanted to fly.

    Teach me.

    What? Airplanes?

    Rats!

    Bob k.

  4. #4
    Russ Still
    Guest

    Re: Russ, I've always wanted to fly.

    No prob, Bob. Come on down to Atlanta and we'll get started tomorrow. Skydiving, too, if you want to really round out your world.

    - Russ
    www.russellstill.com

  5. #5
    Gary Kessler
    Guest

    Re: Russ, I've always wanted to fly.

    Or flatten your nose.

  6. #6
    Russ Still
    Guest

    Re: Russ, I've always wanted to fly.

    Hehehe... Yes, Gary, certain types of people should realize that their proper place is terra firma. The sky isn't for everyone.
    - Russ

  7. #7
    Pamela Taylor
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    Re: Russ, I've always wanted to fly.

    I agree, writing a bestseller is like trying to be a big time movie star, only there's probably more competition.

    Pamela

  8. #8
    Liz
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    Re: Taking chances

    BUT...if you don't try, you have ZERO chance. Remember the Wayne Gretzky quote about taking shots.

    And Richard, a small-time agent I once toook a class with said that the "sexy" stuff doesn't pay the bills. It's the boooooring stuff that pays the bills. Like writing for corps. Which I do. At least it's still writing!

  9. #9
    Richard Fulgham
    Guest

    Re: Taking chances

    Hi Liz,
    Thanks for the response. Believe me, I'm trying to write a best seller! But it's my limited ciruclation books that pay the bills. Sigh . . . .

  10. #10
    Bob Kellogg
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    Writing for corpses

    Liz, since I haven't been able to get a programming contract for over a year, I've made a few stabs at tech writing positions. Just as unlikely.

    Bob K.

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