Michael, I am curious why you chose to brand yourself as an editor rather than a writer, and whether you have any plans for creating original work that someone else would end up editing. Please elaborate on your identity as an "editor".
Thank you, Paul, for your question, which is interesting. My writing has been mostly journalistic, or political/philosophical, and I have found no market, no person, publication, or group at all interested in paying me. (I spent a few hours last night and this morning re-reading a blog I used to maintain, and found myself laughing and enjoying much of it. Still, alas, no one else has appreciated my work to the point of being willing to pay.) So, although I do still write, very short pieces on my Facebook page, I spend much more time now editing books by others. Good books, too. One author in particular, Walker Chandler, whom I have known since 1998, still has the power to leave me with my mouth hanging open, he is such a good writer. But even the best writers need editors. Even the best writers might mis-type, or even use a wrong word, or omit a comma, or put the quotation marks in the wrong place. So I can make a dollar or two as an editor and not make a penny as a writer. Oh, by the way, yes, I did write a children's book, really a "young reader's" book and, yes, I did ask someone else to read it with an eye to editing. She did, in fact, suggest a couple changes.