Halfway (Or So)

October 6, 2014 2:48 AM

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Halfway (Or So)

This week the New York Times talked about distinguished writers banding together in protest against Amazon. Listed were names of some men and women who could inarguably be called distinguished. Omitted, I noticed, were names of any writers who are pretty distinguished or semi-distinguished or, please!, not distinguished. They may (quite likely do) have as strong a desire as any others to engage in that protest. But they remain unmentioned and unnamed.

If you're not up on that top deck among the distinguished, there's a thorny question for you as a writer -- into which category do you fit? Royalty statements will remove any doubt that it's in the top. What, if in a moment of dire honesty, you suspect that you're a member of that bottom group? If s...

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