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  •  I have been living the writing life (2+ / 0-)
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    Renee, congenitalefty

    ...for nearly a decade.

    Sometimes following the question, "What do you do?" I hear "What does that pay?" and I wonder whether I am worth enough. Cause up till now my writing has earned me a $25 gift certificate and a check with Dracula on it for $6. Shouldn't I be chasing money somewhere? What's wrong with me?

    But I chased money till all my activity seemed to be geared to the enjoyment of payday rolling around.

    I have some short stories, but my two novels I have loved doing so much I want to undergo a third. Trouble is I've hit the sheer cliff of agent querying with too short a rope, enough to hang myself but apparently not to climb the final mile.

    But I'd rather go out dreaming and climbing, then sit in a cubical slaving at what I don't believe in and have no stake in.

    Thanks for your beautiful piece.

    I'd rather be spat upon than ignored

    by William W Wraith on Wed May 23, 2012 at 09:19:53 AM PDT

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