It seems as if Americans like their writers poverty-stricken and struggling. As if being poor, in itself, will bring authenticity to the page. Perhaps there is something to say with regards to life's challenges. Well, I strongly believe you have to pick your battles. And being poor just isn't a battle I'm going to fight. Not this life time.
So I'll have to prioritize my time: money first, credit second, writing last.
I guess what it boils down to is: what is important to you?
I like having a steady paycheck, and I love commission. I like living on my own in a city with public transportation. And I hate, absolutely hate, being told what I can't do. I like challenges and challenging positions. I like being surrounded by people who love, support and believe in me. And if those people are nowhere to be found, then I love being by myself.
I hate for people to underestimate me. I am nobody's fool. Nor, will I play one for anyone's amusement.
Well, I've learned a lot of lessons.
1. Only depend on yourself and your God.
Well. We can just stick with that one.