A clarification for the outraged:
In my previous entry, I referenced a post over at Lee Goldberg's blog. This is an example of a good counterpoint opinion, and the kind of thing you shouldn't take as a personal attack, as opposed to what Sylvia, Alison and Holly have been dealing with. That was all I meant by the reference.
Lee's post also made me aware of something I hadn't realized: that by talking openly about my writing income, that some people would construe that as bragging. In an industry where no one talks about the money unless they fill out an anonymous survey, I guess I do stand out in the crowd. So, in that sense, I owe him for pointing it out to me. Thank you, Lee.
I realize that a lot of people come here looking for reasons to jump on me versus wanting to hear what I have to say. I'm a magnet for those folks. I also write what I think instead of what I think you want to hear. Not going to make me a lot of friends. But you are entitled to your opinion, whatever it is, and I respect that, even when you don't extend me the same consideration.