Is it a cop-out?
Like some actors say, not being able to choose and allowing themselves to play at everything and anything, a taste, an allowance to try what all life has to offer?
In many ways I think it is; that is a simulated porthole into others' lives and instances and what makes them tick and be whomever of whatever causes them to be at that certain period, in an instant, day, week or infinite time span that somehow might touch any of us with an emotion of joy, fear, horror, suspect, love or concern, living precariously through them, but with the privilege of being able to walk away.
Most of us experience that in our own lives anyway and never ever want to walk, although we can, but tracking trailing others and stories in someways makes it more exciting than without the fallout actually hitting home.
Oh that was my thoughts on journalists that I was discussing, but creative writers that is a whole different animal.
Fantasyland incarnate and that is why anything goes!
Imagination, but for us of the fifth estate that at times is not as well respected.
Since non-fiction writers can win an award, such as an Edgar or better yet a Pulitzer, not like us bloggers and social media people who do have a problem with elaborating since hard news is not absolute or even nearby it would seem at times...
But so many good or great writers never even get published, but the ones who do, WOW!
We all have our favorites and that is why it is such a wonderful life, if you can make a living...then and only then does it appear you acquire the respect you deserve.
Or not...people out there write just because they love to and no monetary rewards come with that ability to put words to page all of the time and as far as respect goes, we must all learn that begins within oneself.
On that note of higher than usual I so do hope, allow me to be the very first to wish all of you a very happy good night and ask all of you to kindly count all your blessings and share all your overages with you know whom and we will too!
And next time please be here or be square, ya hear!
PS there is something to be said for being a prolific producer with anything you truly love to do; another thought to ponder.