A Writer’s Life for Me


“Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.” A.A. Milne

It’s funny how often people ask, “Have you published a book yet?” when they hear I write for a living.  One person imagined me writing away in my garret, starving.  No, thanks.   Instead, I publish articles every month – online, in magazines, in newspapers, and in companies’ internal communications.  And I actually collect money for this.  Milne’s quote is so right if you’re thinking of writing the Great American Novel.  That’s a long-haul – it probably takes a year to write, then more time submitting to editors, and all with no guarantee of a “yes.”  No wonder so many writers are turning to ePublishing.
I do have the book dream (and love Milne’s Winnie the Pooh books!) but, for now, non-fiction writing is a good state of being.

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