I have a simple question, though I’m unsure if authors are allowed to speak about it. If not, no worries. Currently, I’m faced with two options.
Write and self-publish non-interactive stories on Amazon, where I hope I make a few sales and get noticed, even though it’s doubtful. It’s basically the equivalent of being struck by lightening if you want to get noticed.
Take advantage of the Hosted Games label and the already present audience. I could possibly try for Choice of Games, but I like the freedom to choose what I write and what Choice of Games want may not be something I myself want to write.
This leads me to my question if people are actually allowed to discuss royalties. How often do you tend to receive them and are they decent? And by decent, I’m fully aware that you’re not rolling in dough. That you probably aren’t making enough money to live off. But it’s just something to get me started really, so I can say I’ve got an income coming in, no matter how small it might be. It gives me something to work with, plus with more work available, the income would likely grow.
Provided I hit the right story, which is difficult these days for me as I’m not happy with much of what I write, I could probably get a high quality story written within a few months.
PS: If I do go with the Hosted Games option, I probably won’t continue with the story I started here on the off-chance people remember it. I highly doubt people do. To be frank, I made a mess of it and showed it way too early.