Writing Income – July 2015

My Writing Income posts are inspired by Jim C. Hines
and his willingness to help authors understand the personal finance side of writing.

I hit a bit of a wall in July. I think my writing may have suffered because of it. I certainly feel that I suffered because of it. But even so, it was a good month for the revenue numbers.

With regards to non-fiction work, July was very similar in volume to June.

I’ll be dialing that back starting in August. It’s just too much work on top of life, kids, summer and all. I turned in a sub-par piece to one of my best clients, something I’m not at all comfortable with. I didn’t charge them for the work, so July’s numbers should have been even better.

On the plus side, I was able to bill for the balance of a 2013 fiction sale. It’s nice to finally get some fiction numbers into these updates!

July 2015
I wrote and invoiced for both fiction and nonfiction in July.

Non-fiction revenue:    $2,306
Short fiction revenue:  $1,400

Expenses:                         $144

Net:                                    $3,562

About my writing

For the record, I’m married with two young children and am very active with the family. My wife travels (often for extended periods of time), so I single parent when she’s away. I have a full-time job and we own a small business. My wife and I coach mountain biking in the summer and cross country skiing in the winter.

Writing for me is predominately constrained to evenings, with an occasional weekend-daytime sprint. Fiction is my passion, but I sell more non-fiction words.

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