J.A. Konrath wrote an interesting post on the role luck plays in terms of the money you get for writing. He also provided some helpful instructions for how you can swing things in your favor financially.
“There is no arbitrary power controlling fairness in the universe, making sure everyone gets their due,” Konrath writes. “There is only luck. Those writers who make more money simply got lucky. I have peers who earn 20 times what I make, even though our sales numbers are pretty close. I have friends with over a million books in print, who make less than half of what I make. It’s not fair. It never will be.”