Thanks for your comments, Elena. I think truth comes out of hard workers whether they’re creative or not. Plagiarists, on the other hand, like football, eating chips and trying to stick beer cans to their foreheads. It’s time-consuming, and may seem like hard work to some, but it’s not, and there must be a lot of chips and beer cans in the West Wing right now.

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.