Monday, February 25, 2013

Can Writing Get You Rich?

Abracadabra, people

Hey, naaaaaaaah

Ayo, you got a lot of fakers and perpetrators in the book game. Those are the ones who think a quick come up consists of writing a book. Well, they’re in for a rude awakening, baby

A lot of wet-behind-the-ears authors don’t realize that you need to put hundreds of man hours to live strictly on books. And even that’s a risk because you’ll want other streams of income. Editing, speaking engagements, teaching/professing and other side gigs are usually what authors do to keep them afloat in case of emergency

There’s no accident that the book game has a revolving door. People leave as quickly as they come once they realize that publishing is not all peaches and cream. The days of waiting for your book to sell itself are over. There are more books published today than ever, which means you’ll need to bust your ass twice as hard to make a name for yourself

The good side is…

Everything in life is what YOU make it. It’s all about your grind and hustle to shine, baby. Success doesn’t happen overnight. That’s the exception, not the rule. And if you do fail, always remember that failure is the closest thing to success

You need a PASSION for writing to get through the dog days of the book game. It’s not for the weak hearted. There were times when I wanted to give up. My ego slapped the shit outta me and told me to “Get your ass up and make that money, punk!”

And so I did

Book Signing in ATL
I’m too damn great of a writer to quit when I think I’m far superior to a lot of the popular novels that are out today, but that’s beside the point. The point is that if you wanna make a lot of money as an author, you need to...

A) Find out your market, and figure out what people enjoy reading

B) Have a passion for writing; it’s a lonely profession

C) Put in the hours to make a name for yourself 

It’s gonna be slow at first…but hey, the Great Pyramids of Kemet (Egypt) weren’t built in a day

Once again, failure is the closest thing to success…don’t give up. GIVE IN!

Aight, ya’ll…I’m out


Nah’Sun the Great

My book signings WILL be this me work!

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