Certain members of my family have been eyeing my career (or lack thereof) with fear and pity since I embarked on this whole "Gee Whiz, I'm a Writerer!" thing.
The only thing that has changed is the question I get at family gatherings:
"You know that writers don't make any money, right?" became "So, are you going to be J.K. Rowling*?"
From the poorhouse to the penthouse with nary a word published!
In tribute to them, here is New York Mag's summary of Forbes' list of wealthiest authors. See that? Authors. It's plural!
*check out her official site, it's insane.