Dear Ryan,

No one pays me for writing. I do it because I have no choice & because I love it & because there is nothing else I’d rather do. Also, because I won a bet — or lost it, I’m not sure, I might have been slightly drunk at the time.

Anyway, if you don’t love writing, don’t write, there’s no no money in it. There’s money in law & accounting — go there.

Also, there is money is coding (I have no idea what that is), computers (ditto) & sex (go to Vegas or advertising). Otherwise, writing pays for the few & fortunate. Don’t believe me? How many Stephen Kings do you know? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

No one writes for money. Everyone writes for love. I sometimes also write for potato chips, but I might have a drinking problem.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.