Next month marks the annual National Novel Writing Month (aka "NaNoWriMo"). For the second year in a row, I'll try and finish the month with at least 50,000 words of a novel. Last year's effort cratered at about 22,000, but it was still further than I've gotten in my other attempts, so I was fairly satisfied with the experience.
I think my project this year will make a little more sense (to me, at least), but if I get down in the dumps and need a little motivation, I'll just pull this story up:
JK Rowling is the world's highest-earning author, making more than £5 every second over the past year, US business magazine Forbes has announced.$10 (approximately) per second? I could live with that! Of course, I don't do anything creative as some part of a genius money making scheme. But a little success at the end of the day wouldn't hurt, would it?
The Harry Potter writer, who made a total of $300m (£170m) last year, wrote the first of her best-selling books about the boy wizard in 1997.