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  •  Sounds like you could write 'litterachure'. (2+ / 0-)
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    SensibleShoes, mettle fatigue

    An awful lot of it isn't 'tight' or 'disciplined'. And the critics love it!

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    by wonderful world on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 06:17:19 AM PST

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    •  lovely compliment, but there's so much against (1+ / 0-)
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      it.   for 1 thing, don't all books requires being able to sustain & focus & carry 'thru, which my current neurology precludes.   for another, critics may love litrachure but it's my understanding that agents 'n' editors don't [i have a nice little collection somewhere of rejection notes say, "interesting.  can you send something else?" some of the notes being in response to the something else. heh heh.]   3rd, for disabled folk 'n' caregivers & for disabled folk who ARE caregivers (or have been & got ground to shreds, 'tho that doesn't happen to all of them) the mundane necessities of life can become so extensive & difficult that all energies are consumed.  so if there is no partner in life then it's all on oneself.   4th, marketting one's stuff... the moment you look away, everything changes, and the longer you're away is the more it changes, eventually to total unrecognizeability, which for a person with learning disabilities [innate or acquired] is kind of a disaster - you can't pry outa yer brain what you already learned before, and the limits of what ya can add to yer learning or modify it may be too slow for new learning to be of any timely use.

      as near as i can tell, authorship is a real job, and it's more than a full time job at that.  i am in awe of those of you who do it.  i have no illusions that books write themselves 'n' publish themselves 'n' publicize themselves.  

      but there is hope!  i have a friend who says if he hits the lottery bigtime he will see to all the mundane necessities so i can be 'free' to write 'n' to hunt the market, isn't that sweet?!  

      if not, well, my working life included a lot of interesting jobs among interesting people in little newspapers 'n' magazines 'n' educational materials, even a peripheral area of television, i sold exactly 1 short short [still waiting for that check 20 yrs later, so i'm not sure it counts], i enjoyed the 3 or so file-cabinets worth of fiction i wrote and hey, it kept me off the streets and was a far more economical and safe 'hobby' than how a lot of people spend their free time.  

      and now i get to hang out with you all.  so, all things considered, i figger i'm ahead of the game.  :)

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