…that would make us literary harlots, but I was interested to see that Brenda Hiatt has updated Show Me the Money, her info page on what different romance publishers pay.
It’s based on what authors tell her, and makes fascinating reading. Harlequin Mills and Boon Presents, the line I would love to write for, doesn’t have an average payout figure listed, so clearly Presents writers are keeping schtum about their earnings.
I know I’d want to keep writing even if I never get published and earn a penny for it. The character voices in my head won’t let me stop. (NOT something I plan to tell the psychiatrist I work with!)
But being able to quit the day job and keep my household on what I write is a long time dream. My DH can’t work due to health problems, so he is househusband, and I’m breadwinner.
Being paid for what I do for love would be a nice bonus!