domy pointed me to a pretty interesting statement and discussion that I think worth mentioning.
I found myself agreeing a lot with this idea of higher art vs job being something that gets blown out of proportion. Muse and inspiration gets us part of the way, for sure. On the other hand, you have to back it up with actual skill if you plan to write a a career, because you need to write for profit when it is your job.
Regardless, there are many interesting things to ponder here.