To date, I have published 25 books on Amazon. My latest just went live yesterday and has been found by readers. The only marketing I do, which really isn't much, is to post in a few websites I frequent. Here, Fetlife, DD and on my Tumbler page.
Currently, I'm earning enough to afford better beer and an extra pizza per month. I certainly won't be quitting my day job any time soon, at least not to take up writing full time.
I still might retire but only because with COVID-19 and all the nonsense going on, I don't find work rewarding any more. The money was good but I've got enough to have the option to quit if I manage my expectations.
Who here is retired or thinking about it? What's your take?