"WANTED: Somebody who's willing to write in obscurity, maybe for decades, with no money at all, no recognition and no guarantee that anything will ever change about their lives."Know who said that? Take a guess. Me? Any struggling writer? Any midlist writer?
The answer: Best-selling author David Baldacci.
Sometimes we forget that the big names in the literary world – Baldacci recently released his 12th thriller – started out just like the rest of us. Writing in the wee hours of the morning or on lunch breaks. Struggling to make ends meet. Learning to write well. Taking months, even years, to write THE book.
But Baldacci was like all other authors. You can read his story in The Alexandria Times.