Ok, so I stumbled on this article today, "The Reality of a Times Bestseller". I don't want to depress you all, but this article is a reality check for anyone who is motivated to write simply for the golden paycheck at the end of it all.
But also, after reading it, I have decided to use this information as a motivator to get as many writing projects in the pipeline as I can in hopes of creating a more stable stream of income from the industry.
I think it's also important to note that with added marketing perhaps the sales would be higher and thus the income might also follow.
So check it out. I'm curious to hear responses from those who read this.
The Reality of a Times Bestseller