Authors, and particularly self-publishing writers, are asking better questions — and getting straighter answers. As the markets reach pivotal moments, it’s good to slow down, listen, and think clearly.
You can’t eat a soccer ball.
Basically, if you’re a resident of Washington DC, San Francisco, or New York City, don’t look unless you feel like killing yourself today (or moving to Rochester, MN, which after adjusting for cost of living has the highest median wage in the United States).
You’re worth more than some people want you to think you are?
If I write down three sets of numbers, you will know everything about me.
And believe me, they’re not glamorous. They’re also not “real.”
Years ago, some feminist on the internet told me I was “Privileged.”
The only way to save a lot of money fast without going insane or giving up is to spend less and make more. It’s not glamorous, and it’s kind of hard but it gets the job done.
I’m not one of those people who try to be poor to relate to people. I think that’s honestly really disgusting behavior, it’s as if you’re saying that you have to make yourself into something you think is beneath you to get others to like you.
And if I want to try being a waitress for the sheer fact that I think the work that gets you knee-deep in the human experience is more important than work that pays you well, and you want to dub me an idiot for that because I don’t have to do it, then so be it.