If you're feeling a little bit whiny today, check out Michael Hemmingson's blog entry entitled "I Have to Work For It? No Way, Dude!". Whether you like his writing or not, he puts out about a book a year, so it's hard to argue with his output. He does a lot of satiric stuff, often blending the tropes of erotic, porn and pomo all together into one big mess. He's got a bunch of collections out there, and has edited a couple of anthologies. I think he's in the upcoming issue of Gargoyle as well.
Anyway, despite his less than tactful approach he has a point. Art takes work. Even for those it seems to come to easily, they still put the time in to get it done. I don't place myself in the whiny camp he's talking about, at least the same whiny camp. I usually direct my whines at myself. Someday when I need to fill in a random entry I'll tell this wonderful Salvador Dali story about inspiration. Until next time.