I'm here to kill Mark. Literally speaking of course. I believe those blessed and cursed with the talent to write should do so. Success and fame will follow, based on perseverance, or luck or whatever. The fact that there are so many first time authors blasts his "your wasting your time, catch-22" theory.
I'm here for the long haul. Still working on the alcoholism to boost my writing abilities, Mark. Have a little faith eh? If Hemingway could do it....
ps. I know, I'm not even Polish! I just like the name. Lol;-)