On a not entirely unrelated note, I read recently that Matthew Reilly has earned approximately $4 million dollars from the book and film sales of his first four books.
Matthew Reilly is 29 years old and Sydney born and resident.
I am 28 years old and Sydney born (though not currently resident.)
Work it out. It’s not the be all and end all aim, but fuck, it’s certainly a position to aspire towards. But hey, I’d be happy with 1/50th of that cash, and do nothing but write.
That’s what it’s all about of course. Total financial and creative freedom. Doing what I want to do all the time, because there’s nothing else I really want to do.