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Thursday, December 1, 2022

The Most Difficult Thing About Being a Writer

    Writing is a labor of love for me, and I’m thankful that the Lord has given me this gift. However, if there’s one thing that I could change about being a writer, I’d make a living doing it full-time. Unfortunately, in fifteen years of writing fiction, I haven’t figured out how to do it yet. The biggest challenge of being an author is adapting to its forever-changing and volatile climate―what works for someone today may not work tomorrow. Case in point, I had to change my method of advertising in order to maintain any semblance of monthly book sales.

    Amazon has made it virtually impossible to advertise on their site due to a drastic increase in bidding. For example, what used to cost me $0.25 each time someone clicked on an ad now costs triple that amount. This wiped out any chance of making a profit on their platform unless I raise the price of my books, so I ultimately had to adjust to the situation. Now, I use Google’s advertising platform because I get way more for my buck in terms of bidding.


    Many people might argue that I should concentrate on getting a book deal from a publishing house if I want to write full-time, but I love the idea of being my own boss too much to go down that road. And besides, I’m already comfortably working for someone else as a paralegal. I had two dreams about my blog going viral, so I trust in the Lord one hundred percent and won’t be deterred from this goal in any manner whatsoever.

    In conclusion, doing something that you love and making a living doing it is what most people wish they could do. I’ve had the entrepreneurial spirit for as long as I can remember and writing full-time would obviously be a dream come true for me. Blogging is a way for me to achieve this goal, and I have to keep my eye on the prize because failure isn’t an option.

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