You are not a natural.
You will have to work for your success.
It may take you years to find your voice.
Your friends will flatter you.
Red ink is useful to you.
The struggle and effort will pay off.
The vast majority of authors make very little money, but writers can earn a nice living. It’s the difference between publishing books and having a life and job centered on writing and communicating.
You always need an editor.
Things You Cannot Convey To A Young Writer (Or Any Other Calling) by Randy Murray, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.