"Beware of self-indulgence. The romance surrounding
the writing profession carries several myths: that one
must suffer in order to be creative; that one must be
cantankerous and objectionable in order to be bright;
that ego is paramount over skill; that one can rise to
a level from which one can tell the reader to go to hell.
These myths, if believed, can ruin you. If you believe
you can make a living as a writer, you already have