Why do we write? Is it for money? Can its worth only be described in dollars and cents? Has commercialism poisoned our thoughts, and thus, our words? Is it keeping us from becoming the artists we truly are? Be proud of your work regardless of the money it earned. You are a success not because of what you have sold, but what you have shared with others. When times are dark and doubt sets in, just remember that you have something to offer. One author’s perspective. Approximately 3,500 words.