Thinking of writing that Great American Novel, but aren’t sure you can make any money at it? Don’t worry — it’s worse than you think. Here’s Sarah Hoyt to set you straight:
Needless to say, the one thing my family told me, from – I think – before I could toddle (I could talk before I could walk. No. Don’t ask.) was “If your husband ever so much as slaps you, you leave. That day. And you don’t go back.”
Unfortunately my family never knew about publishers and the status of the mid-list author.
Now go read the whole thing.