>BTW, please don't try to infer that I'm unacquainted with the arts. I was
>formerly a music major (bassoon performance with voice minor)
>While being processed for
>discharge, I cross-trained as an illustrator, producing posters, cover art,
>illustrations for training materials
>I'm able to perform
>with a local choral society and lead the music at my synagogue, so I do have
>an inkling of what creative work is about.
That's as may be. Nonetheless: you do not have to and are not in the process
of making your living as a writer (or singer or artist).
In other words...and don't take this the wrong way, but it's the fact...you've
been to the zoo, but you've never had to be the monkey in the cage. Your
understanding and empathy for the situation is delineated by which side of the
cage you're standing on.
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