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thorkill71

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I can't wait...
Posted: May 7, 2012 11:22 AM
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To get my first royalty check. :)
misternixter

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Re: I can't wait...
Posted: May 7, 2012 2:00 PM   in response to: thorkill71 in response to: thorkill71
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Just don't be foolish and waste it all on food and shelter :)
frederickpreston

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Re: I can't wait...
Posted: May 7, 2012 2:42 PM   in response to: thorkill71 in response to: thorkill71
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I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you - go out and dig some ditches - you'll make better money.
sbin59

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Re: I can't wait...
Posted: May 7, 2012 8:23 PM   in response to: thorkill71 in response to: thorkill71
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It's a great feeling to get the first one even if it isn't much! Keep dreaming and keep writing! :)
mollysnow

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Re: I can't wait...
Posted: May 7, 2012 8:25 PM   in response to: thorkill71 in response to: thorkill71
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Yes, it will be exciting. I am expecting mine...
misternixter

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Re: I can't wait...
Posted: May 7, 2012 8:36 PM   in response to: frederickpreston in response to: frederickpreston
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Why would you say that? A lot of authors are making money on Amazon. Some of them are making a lot of money.

http://www.amazon.com/Big-Lake-ebook/dp/B00522RM48/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1321151688&sr=1-1

http://www.facebook.com/NickRussellAuthor
inyun

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Re: I can't wait...
Posted: May 7, 2012 8:54 PM   in response to: misternixter in response to: misternixter
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Hey, I cut a fat hog in the ass. (Ever hear that one?) I got a check from Amazon for about $107.00 and two payments from Smashwords of $20.00, since August, 2011.

WhoooHooo!
frederickpreston

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Re: I can't wait...
Posted: May 7, 2012 9:32 PM   in response to: misternixter in response to: misternixter
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Why would I say that - because it is the truth, and the truth hurts.

Being realistic in the beginning is a lot better than being disappointed in the end.
mollysnow

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Posted: May 7, 2012 9:46 PM   in response to: frederickpreston in response to: frederickpreston
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There is a difference between being a Realist and a Pessimist. It's better to hope and try than to give up at the beginning. I'm getting my first check and many others can get theirs.
robethpublishin...

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Posted: May 7, 2012 9:46 PM   in response to: frederickpreston in response to: frederickpreston
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I'm glad I started reading the forums after I started making money here - or else I might have gotten discouraged.

But I foolishly pushed forward....and I am glad I did.
tracihilton

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Re: I can't wait...
Posted: May 7, 2012 9:54 PM   in response to: robethpublishin... in response to: robethpublishin...
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Frederick doesn't realize how much money is passing through the hands of some of these authors. My avg of $XXX a month (this year) is chump change to some of these talented authors and business people. And my friends who don't hang out on here? Yeah. Even better.

I pulled a Saxon and ed. to be more discreet. : )

Traci

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misternixter

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Posted: May 7, 2012 10:17 PM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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No he doesn't Traci. But that's okay, some people would prefer we not try to change their minds with facts, because their minds are already made up.
tracihilton

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Posted: May 7, 2012 11:37 PM   in response to: misternixter in response to: misternixter
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His loss. But you know me by now...I want everyone to be filled with the hope of things to come. Except when I'm glum, then I want to the forum to be filled with hopeful people. : )

Traci
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Re: I can't wait...
Posted: May 8, 2012 12:17 AM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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Seems a shame to dash dreams before they start, doesn't it? I've been making pocket money for months. Last week I earned more via Amazon than I did at the day job. And no, I'm not on minimum wage ;-) Long may it continue. It's certainly possible. Some people here make more in a month than I do in a year, and power to them.
frederickpreston

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Re: I can't wait...
Posted: May 8, 2012 12:18 AM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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Yeah.

What money?

Figures will suffice.
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