The single most popular post (measured by number of comments) ever to appear on TPV was Indie Authors Quitting Their Day Jobs.
In the original post, PG simply passed on an invitation from a visitor to the blog for indie authors to who had been able to quit their day jobs and write full time to share their stories.
PG bumped the original post up to the top of the listings a couple of times, but something about the post, perhaps the 500+ comments, seemed to break the WordPress theme PG uses with this blog and result in strange display problems.
So, in deference to WordPress, PG is going to highlight one of the QDJ (Quitting Day Job) stories from the prior posts.
Feel free to add your own QDJ experiences in the comments to this post. If you add comments to the original post, they’ll likely appear somewhere near the bottom of a tall stack of comments.
From author R.D. Brady:
I quit my professorship last January. (Yup. I went all in to focus on writing without knowing if it would do well.) In June, I self-published my first novel and then my second in the same series in December.
My third’s coming out in the next week or two. To date, I’ve sold over 50,000 copies of the first two books in the Belial Series. (In fairness about 20,000 were free downloads.)
I also make a lot more than I ever did as a professor.
I am so glad I took the plunge and that I followed the advice of successful self published authors, such as Joe Konrath and Hugh Howey. In fact, after reading about the traditional verse self-published approaches, I didn’t even consider the traditional published route. I headed straight to Amazon. And I am so very happy that I did!
Here’s a link to R.D. Brady’s books