Yep, writing is a very competitive profession.

I subscribe to THE ATLANTIC. Most of this magazine’s writers are great. I don’t think I will ever be that good. I also like reading The Economist; another gathering of great writers, trying to make every word count.

For average writers, luck probably plays a part into moving into a writing career. But one does not get luck just by wishing for it. One has to be somewhere like Medium to get noticed. But I think the success rate is still low. For those of us expecting a big payout, we should call ourselves naive. But trying to roll the dice on long odds is still worth a try — as long as we don’t become too consumed by the final goal.

In November 2018, I was about to put my “Tiered Democratic Governance” back on the shelf to collect dust. Then a fellow from a G+ group recommended that I write a piece of fiction of people working in the TDG. At first, I thought it was a silly idea for I did not have the skills or desire to write fiction. But I sure could see that this was a new way to promote the TDG. As the months wore on, I became more accepting of the idea, found a writing coach, and developed some characters and plot in my mind. When I finally sat down to write, the first draft almost wrote itself. Hopefully it will be ready by the end of the month.

I will put this new book on Medium (in a pub called “Politically Speaking”). If there is no traction, I’m content to put things back on the shelf again.

Dave Volek is the inventor of “Tiered Democratic Governance”. Let’s get rid of all political parties! Visit

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