Just listened to Nocturnal #31 and had to comment on the posting that was mentioned.
Some people just don't understand, they forget that you are a real person. And some people assume that your publisher is paying you lots of money for what you do. I wrote a book a couple of years ago, and it just isn't like that except for a small few.
Some don't get the fact that if you are a full-time writer that you need to pay for your salary, your insurance, your equipment, your retirement fund, and lots of taxes. And if you are a part-time writer than you are working two jobs just to keep the family fed while you try to turn your hobby into your primary income. Writing for a living is not a get-rich-quick scheme, it is real work and it is hard work.
And the poster in question definitely doesn't understand that although you may love to write, if nobody paid for your books, you would not be able to produce as much content as you do (if at all). Its hard to write knowing that every hour you spend writing is one less hour you can spend with family and friends, even harder when your readers don't appreciate the work involved, and impossible when your work doesn't make your life better (i.e. pay the bills).
I am a long time junkie and although I much prefer to listen than to read your stories, I will still buy every book you have publish because it is the very least I can do to support you and your work.
Thanks for everything Scott. Please keep doing what you do.