I watch football with envy, not because of the amount of money players make (although, it WOULD be great to earn that much a year!), but because of the amount of time/money etc. invested in each professional player.
I see this in other sports too.
How I long for such support for the arts!
Imagine how much could be accomplished if the same (or similar) riches were bestowed upon our children!
Writing can be a solitary experience. You are often your own boss, accountant, marketing exec, web designer and more… and it is all largely self-taught, warts ‘n all through a long and ardous process of trial and error.
Rough roads are better travelled with understanding and supportive company.