“It Was Worth Every Minute and More”


Writing-biz veteran Lydia Laurenson once landed a translation deal for a book that involved her German publisher flying her to Germany for professional photography sessions and multiple TV appearances.

“Yet, when I calculated it,” she writes, “I made way less than minimum wage per hour.”

Read the rest of her post on the entrepreneurial side of writerhood and the learning curve it requires.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →