I recently paraphrased a quote from “Make Your Own Damn Movie” by Lloyd Kaufman which now reads, “If you got into the writing business to get rich or famous, you completely missed the point.”
So what is the point?
The point is writing is a gift— if you got it, use it.
The point is what your fingers produce on the keyboard are emotions not dollars.
The point is tears and laughs raise the human spirit. Nothing is more fulfilling for an author than seeing a tear or hearing a reader laugh. No price can be put on these experiences.
The point is that there is no scheme to make your writing into shekels. If it happens good. If it does not— enjoy the ride.
The point is that the ride is worth much more than a fist full of dollars.
The point is to always remember, the writer lives for his or her audience. Size does matter. Water, fertilize and give sunlight to your audience and it will grow.
Live for yours.
That is the point.
What the readers are saying:
Article selected for publication in the South Florida Writer’s Association publication the “Author’s Voice”—Issue 1 January 2016. Thanks Teresa Bendana Editor.
This is a wonderful piece.—Connie Goodman-Milone, President of the South Florida Writers Association
This is fantastic, Mort. I am sending it to my writers’ group for their newsletter.—Lois
And I do love to write; it is this phase of finding investors that’s hard.—Jill
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