The Literary Mercenary
There's a strange thing that's happened to me over the years, and I'm willing to bet it's happened to other authors as well. When I first announced I was going to be an author people clapped me on the back and said, "You follow that dream, kid. You can do it!"
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Want to Be A Successful Writer? Then Stop "Chasing Your Dreams"
When you decide to become a writer people will usually admire you for chasing your dream, but at the same time will turn up their nose if you complain about being poor. If you don't want to be poor then you should get a real job, they say. What do you think being a writer is?