My book was released by Black Velvet Seductions. Since then, I’ve had two short stories published and have been working on editing what I hope will be my next book, providing the publisher likes the new edits that he requested.
Thank you for the long (and honest) reply about self-publishing. As there are factors an author can control (writing, editing), there are too many factors outside of our control. If those happen to match, then both the book and the author succeeds. Or maybe not.
As for me, I would like a combination of both: being an author who writes for fun and the one who writes for money. However, at the same time, being an author who writes for money is exhausting. From the constant advertising to the constant editing and rewriting to market/genre demands.
It’s understandable why those authors got angry. They spent months, years (if not) decades writing a single book. So when they approach an editor who tells them that (for example) to rewrite 90% of the book because of market or spelling reasons, those authors get pissed. I suspect many wanted affirmation and not be told what they needed to hear.
Short answer to your question - I had 5 books out (4 in one series and Ella) when I hit 6 figures. If you have any specific questions I’m happy to chat in pm.
Given I’ve been a target for SchuylerThorpe’s bullying and harassment for the last 4 years, and that he has hijacked this thread to continue to attack me, I won’t be sharing my journey, nor how I’ve grown my income, publicly.
I know there is the one scene that crosses over towards abuse in the movie where he uses that whip or something(been a while since I’ve seen it) when she tries to get him to help her understand his pain, and she leaves him over it, and then the other where she cries out the safe word…
But I think the story more so revolves around his tortured soul and how he grows to become more than that. My thoughts anyway. I guess I focused less on the bdsm part.