Someone said this exact thing, with no trace of humour on their face, today: allow me to retort m’lady.
I spent 100s of hours writing my full length novel.
Ive spent dozens more formatting and editing and promoting and marketing said book.
So far, I’ve shifted just short of 1000 downloads of my book..
Most of them we’re on free promo.
Ive had 15 reviews, all positive, all made me incredibly happy and glad I’d took on this huge and imposing task.
In total I’ve made precisely £32.50 for all the effort put in. I’m chuffed with that. Will get a very nice, posh bottle of red with it.
Believe me, my motivation in writing these books and the next is far from financial. But, if I had to explain it, you’d never understand.