On my humor blog (http://lostinthehive.blogspot.com), I share an article I've written about the realities of being a first-time author with a smaller indie press. When I learned an editor had fallen in love with my writing, I of course believed I was going to wake up as the next David Sedaris.
The reality was a touch humbling.
The story is called, "So You Want to Be an Author...REALLY?" In addition to the blog post, I provide a link to a PDF. Anyone who aspires to be an author, this is an important splash of water to the face. If you like the article, and my other humor posts, please follow; I'd love to expand the conversation!
Brian, I read your "Male seeks famale" on your blog and laughed so hard I cried. I included a link to your site in a twitter message earlier.