thread: 2012-03-13 : Indie POV pt 2: Does It Pay?

On 2012-03-13, Vincent wrote:

I can tell you about my time too, if you want. Creating and publishing is, no doubt, slower per word than writing for hire is.

But, like, Dogs in the Vineyard took me 200 hours to make, generously, plus maybe 25 hours a year ongoing to support it. Call it 375 hours total so far, for something like 80 words an hour. (Yep! Much slower than just writing.)

Still, at 6&cent per word, a freelancer has to write and be paid for 1800 words an hour to match it. And that's hour after hour for 375 hours, not the best hour of a good day.


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