I've been a tad disheartened by a lot of the books I've read recently and some of the information I've seen online. I wasn't aware that unless you're JK Rowling or James Patterson, an author won't necessarily be monetarily successful. I have to resign myself to the cold reality that I won't be able to focus completely on writing. My husband isn't independently wealthy, where I could just stay home and immerse myself in my stories. I'm not giving up, but it's quite a sad lesson.