You wake up at six and get your coffee. Maybe some toast or a waffle. Then you go to your computer and write your daily 2000. You're done by noon, and since the bills are now paid, the rest of your day is free. You know: family, get-togethers with friends, reading books. Maybe, a phone call from your agent, asking you if you want to accept the movie deal.
Is that your life?
Well, it's certainly not mine!
We all know that the odds of making a living - good or otherwise - from fiction writing are... well, let's agree that they're slight. This is the case even when writing and selling novels. (I understand that non-fiction writing is better in this respect, and technical writing better still.)
Anyway, I think it's fair to say that most of us have other jobs which pay the bills, and so we have to find time to write on weekends and during the evenings, which moms will know is supposed to be family time.
So, fiction writers, have you beaten the odds?
Do you intend to?
Or do you plan on writing for whatever money comes, and keeping your day job until you retire?