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Writing Income Poll

I did this last year (writing income poll for 2010 and results) and thought I'd do it again this year.

It makes a good reality check on the people who think of writing as a get-rich-quick job, and the people who think all writers are rich.

Poll #1812980 What was Martha's Writing Income in 2011?
This poll is closed.

What was Martha's Writing Income in 2011?

Above $20,000
Between $15,000 and $20,000
Between $10,000 and $15,000
Between $5000 and $10,000
Below $5000

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Perhaps people answer the poll aspirationally? :-> Like, trying to balance what reality is with what the industry should be paying you?

I think some of the answers are just very optimistic, too. :)

Considering what I'm usually offered for poetry (and what my friend Jean has been offered for her multi-book deal), I low balled with the below $5000; simply because while you can make more, unless you're a Stevedore with producing what is in favor now, you don't make all that much.

That's very true. For example, my SGA books are still producing small amounts of royalties. If I had written 20 of them instead of 2, I'd be sitting pretty.

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