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|With all due respect to Ole, who says that he would not invest a great deal of time writing without the promise of a paycheck at the end, I think that a writer who is looking primarily at the monetary aspect of writing is cheating himself, his readers and even his story be being so short-sighted. I'm not saying that he should not hope to gain from his writing, but as difficult as it is to have a publisher to just look at your work - even with an agent, which I have - he could be setting himself up for a great dissapointment if financial gain was the main focus in writing his book. I do understand where Ole is coming from, in the sense that we hope to be compensated for the time that we spend away from friends and family when we choose to take on a project such as a novel, but as far as I'm concerned, if it's not fun, why do it? And Ole, I mean no disrespect to you with my comments.