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

On 2012-03-13, Simon R wrote:

@Vincent "Still, at 6? 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."

Yes, I can't imagine how mind numbing it is, and how much discipline it must take to write like that, hour after hour.

I was discussing the narrow point of money per hour which you addressed in your initial point.

However, I know writers who are completely disinterested in doing anything other than sitting down, writing, and being paid for it. Not for them the joys of graphic design, art direction, taking financial risk, printing, reprinting, arranging layout, customer service, submitting products to third parties, wrangling freelancers, creating websites and shopping carts, marketing, sales, suppliers and selling at convention after convention. Now you and I enjoy that. They, categorically, do not.


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