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.

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