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Ann Emmert Abbott

Thank you, Peggy, for your willingness to reveal the “true story” about having a book published.  Few authors are candid about those royalty and sales figures.  While I don’t want to tromp on people’s dreams, I do think an understanding of the realities (as opposed to the ‘white veil vision’) is more kind in the long run.

I know others disagree with me, and that is their prerogative.

Let me repeat that I also feel that writing as a hobby or emotional outlet or with limited expectations of financial success is a perfectly valid use of one’s time, energy and funds.

Your comment about using your royalty check to pay down a credit card bill for book-related expenses is especially useful for everyone to know. It isn’t profit until it’s free and clear!  Your satisfaction at being a published author is, of course, priceless.

Good job well done!