Thanks, David. I guess writers like us have to deal with what we’ve got. It isn’t perfect—or, at times, fair—but we’ve both seen politics (certainly you more closely), and this is the world as we know it. Best to do our writing as we see fit, and hope there’s some appreciation. The idea that “the money will follow” is, perhaps, an anachronism. We’ll see in the future—if there is one. It’s hard to know at this point.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.