I love to write, but it doesn't pay much. All the funding for my own books thus far has either come out of my pocket or been generated by Kickstarter. All the funding for the books my other authors have brought to me to have published has come out of my pocket. Writing is more than just sitting down and making a story. Once it's written there is the editor to pay to go over it to help polish it. There is cover art to pay for. Even just doing it myself there is still covering the time spent. Those authors that publish with me get free editing from me, which technically puts me in the hole right at the start gate.
A tiny tip can go a long way to helping cover a lot, especially where it comes to my own serial webnovels.
There are two new installments of the current webnovel "Selkies' Skins: Temple and Skinquest" ready and up on the Livejournal and Dreamwidth archives. They will be going up on the dedicated webnovel site on Sunday.