This is life, Nicole, unfortunately. Those who pay think they know better than those who write. It never changes. I had a client once—a guy in his early sixties—tell me his wife never needed vaginal lubricant, so it must be for teenaged girls. I never understood the argument, nor what the hell he was getting at in the first place. If you think blogging is bad, try advertising. It’ll turn your brain into castinets.

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.