When you tell people that you've published a book they automatically seem to think that you are success and have enough money to make the Megabucks seems like a piddly amount. The reality is much different for authors. I've been both traditionally and Independently published and I can tell you that neither one of them is a cakewalk. The upside is that we are doing something we love (or hate. It's a two-sided coin.).
Author Jessica Jewett has posted a great article talking about the reality of being a Bestselling Author. She gleaned much of the information from another blog post, but it's well worth the read. Check it out.
Jessica Jewett; The Reality of Being an Author
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