Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration,
the rest of us just get up and go to WORK.
I believe some people I know think I sit around all day twiddling my thumbs. These are the same people who rarely ask me anything specific about my writing and don’t bother to remember any project I’m working on. They’ll ask me about my husband’s business and how that’s going. They’ll ask me if that meeting he had scheduled went well. Do they ask about National Novel Writing Month, something I’ve done for eight years in a row? Pfft. Do they read my blog or make a point to read my published stories? Hardly.
Yes, I know I sound bitter, but I’m really more frustrated than anything else. I do my best to ask about other people’s jobs and careers - I respect what they do. Just because I don’t make a lot of money and don’t work in someone else’s office and grouse about vacation days, doesn’t mean that what I do isn’t work. Just because I love what I do doesn’t mean it deserves any less respect.