Speaking of things being “worth it,” someone over at the Absolute Write Forums (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums) posted a rant about the payment of short story writers.  Apparently we don’t make much.  (Really?  Been writing for over a year and have yet to see royalties…..)  But I was rather chuffed to see several others jump into the thread with the counter-attack that “we don’t do it for money, we do it because it’s FUN!” 

That’s what I like to hear, quite honestly.  Short stories should be fun.  They should be exciting, exhilarating, a wild romp through the mind’s rollercoaster.  The writer should be getting just as big of a kick out of the tale as the reader.

In terms of creativity, I believe the end result — the act of writing, of creating art — should always be “worth it.”

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