Ever noticed how 99% of those who like to use the appelation ‘Author’ on sites like Facebook and Twitter, haven’t published anything? They all Talk the Talk. In fact thats all they ever do. None of them ever Walk the Walk, or to put it another way, none of them know what it means to be a writer.
The writer’s lot is not for the faint hearted. How many other vocations do you know that place what seem to be impossible demands on those involved like the months of research, followed by more months of 12 – 18 hour days (and nights) writing that first draft. Then comes even more months of editing, polishing and agonising over your latest literary creation.
As a published author, unlike the hundreds of wannabes on the internet, like my fellows I have no normal life. How can any of us? After all we’re writers, not social climbing BS artists. Before I finish, lets see how many of you know who Jan Morris was. Here’s a hint – she was a published writer, in other words an author. But what is she famous for?