When I studied in Edinburgh, a Greek friend on my course would complain constantly about the weather.
“It’s meant to be summer, why is it so cold/wet/windy/cloudy?”.
He was never more than half serious, of course, because if you choose to go to Scotland, you can’t be upset when it rains. That’s what it does – you knew that before you visited. Nobody tried to deceive you.
In much the same way, nobody (at least nobody who’s honest) is trying to deceive you that writing and micropublishing is the best way to make a vast fortune.
Sure, you might get lucky and make a million – just as you might enjoy wonderful sunshine when you visit Scotland.
Chances are, though, that your experience will be the same as it has been for so many others. Hard work, little initial income, regular rejection, a struggle for attention.
Just as there are myriad reasons to visit Edinburgh besides the weather, though, so there are other rewards to writing and publishing besides the monetary ones.
Independence. Making an impact. Sharing your talents. The pride of accomplishment. When you dedicate yourself to making a living with words, these are the things that make life rich and rewarding.
If you make that choice, though, you don’t get to complain about the drizzle.