The wacky thing about this blog thing is that I never know what is going to generate conversation. I thought my little pat-on-the-back yesterday was fairly generic, but you never know what is going to erupt. As always, I appreciate everyone chiming in.
My perspective on this comes from a slightly different tack, as a freelance writer with a desk job. My “real” job has many intellectual rewards and challenges, though it doesn’t require all of the qualities that Frank listed. But basically it does not feed my soul the way writing does. And for that reason, I feel grateful to have a creative outlet through writing. While there would be no way Team Tline could live on the money I make doing it, the benefit in terms of my sanity and quality of life are far from insignificant. Sure, I have dreams of being able to write for a living but that isn’t in the cards for me right now...and maybe ever.
I have great respect for the friends I have who have managed to find a professional writing niche that allows them to do it for a living. But I don’t begrudge them their success because I know it comes at a significant cost and has involved (or still involves) a good deal of scrambling to keep paying work in development.
That’s my two cents – take it for what you will. Some aspects of it are applicable to the acting situation, others are not.
As to the whole rumor thing, I expect an “official” announcement to be forthcoming soon. I’ve been told that the “i’s” have been dotted and the “t’s” crossed – or that the process is..um..in process, so clarification should be on its way.