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Talk about your profession that’s really lost its allure. Back in the day, when I was growing up, there was something called “The Great American Novel,” which everybody aspired to. Now, it’s “The Great American YouTube Video” or the “The Great American Reality Show Appearance” or maybe the “Great American Blog-Inspired Humor Book.

From the Onion:

Novelists Strike Fails to Affect Nation Whatsoever

LOS ANGELES—The Novelists Guild of America strike, now entering its fourth month, has had no impact on the nation at all, sources reported Tuesday.

The strike, which scholars say could be the longest since 1951, when American novelists may or may not have voluntarily committed to a six-month work stoppage, has brought an immediate halt to all new novels, novellas, and novelettes from coast to coast, affecting no one.

Maybe I ought to take up writing knitting patterns.