Thank you for the kind words on Fiction Frenzy, I’m pleased it’s inspiring and motivating you. 🙂
A writer told me: “I want to write a book, but I’m too busy… It takes too long for the money to come in…”
That’s definitely a challenge for authors: if you depend on the income from your writing, how do you keep the money coming in? You need months to write and sell your book.
I shared some strategies on making money while you’re writing a book in this article:
Finally consider whether you can publish ebooks based on the topic of your book while you’re writing it.
Hint: fiction outsells nonfiction 6:1 on the Amazon Kindle store. Try publishing a novella or some short stories gets you started on your Kindle publishing journey. Consider publishing a short prequel to your current novel.
Or, publish an ebook using the research for your novel, viz: “Ten Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft”. or “49 Clever Ways to Market Your Book.”
Your ebook spin-offs may surprise you: you may make more money from your ebooks than you eventually do for your book.
Be aware that I wrote the above article THREE YEARS ago, before writing Kindle fiction became such a hot new opportunity for writers.
Today, consider creating “instant” products to keep the money flowing. There’s no reason you can’t create products, while you write your book. Yes, you’d love to spend all your time on your book, but creating fast products will keep the money flowing.
Alternatively, you can keep up with writing jobs. However, that’s not my preferred method; you should stop trading hours for dollars as soon as you can.
If you’re currently working on one or several books, please share your thoughts in the comments. How do you keep the money flowing?
If the “I need money” challenge is stopping you from writing your book, think about ways you can meet that challenge. It’s not easy, but remember, your books will sell for years. Therefore, they’re worth a little short-term discomfort.