So, you want to write a novel? Well, did you know 83 percent of American adults dream of becoming a published author? (According to "Produce, Publish, Publicize") Few will complete the elusive manuscript and even fewer will have their books land in the hands of the readers. And it is said that less than 2 percent of authors will ever become rich from their book sales. 

Sigh, but there are those of us who will always strive to catch the brilliant streamers of that star, no matter what; to hope and pray for our written children to grow up and join the published world to entertain and enlighten our readers. For some, like me, we write because our muse won't let us NOT write. For others, it's the lure of the dream, complete with fame and fortune. And while there are those who can catch the star of fame and ride it into the heavens, blazing like a natural phenomenon, the rest of us must continue to stroke our muse to study and hone our craft, sharing our stories with all who would come our way. It's not an easy choice, but one sometimes we can't make for ourselves...what with that devilish little muse whispering in our ear all the time. But as in the brilliant words of Maxine, "When life seems like an uphill climb, take comfort in the fact that you're mooning everyone behind you."

Though I know this isn't new by any meI found the YouTube clip, 'So You Want to Write a Novel' by David Kazzie, so humorous and true of the many dreamers who don't fully understand what goes into a writing career.  Rather than write an entire blog about the do's and don'ts of writing, I thought it best to let David share his most candid thoughts. 

Enjoy...and happy writing!
C.K. Volnek