3) You're wealthy. Unless you're J.K. Rowling, or George R.R. Martin, this is a common misconception. One woman asked where I lived and when I indicated I was local, she responded, "Oh, local girl makes good? That's great." Being a writer is not a more "good" profession than any other. And while I'm thrilled to have my book published, I'm not rolling in the money. Most authors aren't--they hold down their regular day job and write during their free time.
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