Don’t need income but needed something to do after unexpectedly retiring from medicine due to health issues. The irony, it burns.
Woke up one morning with a plot and a desire to write. Never had a thought about writing before.
Wrote the first three books in about a year and of course made no money to speak of.
Am in the process of finishing the fourth which should be out in a few months. Don’t expect to make any money on it either but the writing has improved and my beta readers like it and describe it as a page turner....hope springs eternal.
I don’t recommend writing as alternative income. The business is cutthroat and the competition is fierce. Thousands will enter, few will win.