Monday, April 20, 2009

Reality and Money

Me: I'm writing a term paper about the color red in four YA novels loosely based on folktales. I've typed the word "princess" so many times that it now comes out "pincess."

Lynn Viehl comes clean about the money writers get from a NYTimes best seller. This short article is well worth reading as information like hers is so hard to find. There is a mystic attached to writer's earnings -- as there is in any profession that gets lump sum earnings -- but there's also a social taboo to speaking about it. And more than just the usual money-talk taboo. In other industries that are highly public (think sports) we always hear what the pitcher or point guard gets signed for. Not so much in the world of novels.

Highly Recommended