Where is that glamorous life of an Author?

I’m currently sitting in my car waiting to pick the grandchildren up from school wondering where that dream of the glamorous life of an author went.

Can it be said that any author leads a glamorous life, except for maybe J K Rowling, James Patterson, and a handful of others?

That dream is of course only a dream.  I did not start this writing caper to become rich and famous or live a glamorous life.  I started It, and it continues in the same vein, that I have a lot of stories in my head that I want to get on paper.

If anyone else wants to read them, then that’s a bonus.  If I happen to make enough money, rather than live high on the hog, an expression my father often used to describe the rich, I would happily invest in programs that get young people reading more.

It also strikes me that it would be difficult to write a literary novel in the vein of Jane Austen or the Bronte sisters, to name a few because modern-day life has no real meaning like it did then.

Instant news, instant communications, and the rest of the country, as well as the world, do close, we can go anywhere, and communicate instantly.  In the days of classic literature, the protagonist’s exchange of letters, and the arduous traveling to another part of the same country would be enough to generate a chapter, or the visit itself could generate several.

But those tales of life were always about people of means, not the ordinary people.  Stories that have the minutiae of daily life do not appeal.  No one wants to read about their lives, they want to be transported to another world where there is no such inanity like cooking, cleaning, washing, and picking up children.

I’m using this time to write another episode or chapter, or, in this case, a blog post.

As any parent will tell you, it is the calm before the storm.

3 thoughts on “Where is that glamorous life of an Author?

  1. Hey. I am curious about your use of the verb “girl” (twice) in the sixth paragraph. I’m from USA, so I am guessing this is an Oz-term to which I have not previously been exposed. How would you define it in this context? It seems like it means “inspire” or “give birth to.”

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    1. The use of these words is from the predictive text of a Samsung phone, and that part of the paragraph should read “In the days of classic literature, the protagonist’s exchange of letters, and the arduous traveling to another part of the same country would be enough to generate a chapter, or the visit itself could generate several.” Had I seen what had happened, I would have corrected it. I will take more care in checking before posting

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  2. LOL. I was seriously convinced that “to girl” something was an idiosyncratic colloquial vernacularity (!) that I had never seen. I kind of liked it, actually. You could be onto something, a fresh linguistic trend! You may have girled a new idiom.

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