When I was 14 years old, and I thought I was going to play in the NFL, no one tried to disabuse me of this dream.
But when I turned 15 and realized I didn't have the athleticism required to make it to the NFL (and wouldn't have that athleticism no matter how hard I worked), and I stumbled upon writing as my sudden, consuming passion, I began hearing, all the time, how hard it is to make a lot of money writing.
It's hard to make a lot of money writing.
It's . . .