The one part of a writer's career that she can't control is the very part that opens the door into the "professional" ranks, which is selling the work. The writer writes the best she can, finds the most appropriate markets, then sends the work out. What happens after that is beyond her control. But she can control everything else. Being professional is about a lot more than making money.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
James Van Pelt has some really interesting thoughts on what it means to be a professional writer: