I realize that the question I'm going to ask is a bit personal. But there's a reason for it. From what I've gathered from assorted conversations and posts, many of those who write full time and then post / sell your books on Amazon / Lulu / etc., are doing so because you are disabled or past working age.
Do you have another source of income, or are you totally dependent upon your writing for living? And just curious as to an approximate ballpark on how much you make doing so.
My reason for asking is pretty simple - writing right now is a hobby for me. But I'll be eligible for full retirement in 12 years at 67. That would allow me the time to write full time, which is what I've wanted to do since ... well, I was a kid. Do your stories pay you enough to keep the wolves (not the Keystone Cops, Ernest) away from your door? Or is it disability or a pension that pays the bills, and your writing simply provides an extra bit of mad money? I realize everyone is going to have a different set of circumstances, I've been doing retirement planning for years, it's just that until recently I never considered writing full time as a potential source of income for during retirement. (I know technically that means I'm not retired, but you know what I mean.)