Satisfaction, not money, motivate me to write. Seeing your story accepted and published gives a real buzz. I’m lucky to have a full time job to fall back on, because frankly, there’s not much money writing short horror fiction.
That said, it is a different feeling to be told by your publisher that royalties for your contribution to an anthology will be shortly paid. A contributor’s copy, sure. A few cents per word, okay! But real cash in a lump sum form – that’s something you can take to the bank!
That was my reaction when the publisher of Winter Shivers contacted me with the happy news. Sure, it won’t pay the mortgage off today, but it is greatly appreciated. So thanks to them, and thanks to the readers!
Spread the word, buy the book, read some great festive scary stories, and help pad out my next royalty payment!