I love this! You are so right about consistency and staying power. I'm at the start of month 3 and am going to try to publish one article a day during October I've gone from $1.47 in month 1 to $9.82 in month 2 so I'm hopeful for $100 in month 3.
Realistic? Perhaps not. But like you, I'm in this for the long run so will keep writing as it's rewarding in so many ways other than just the money.