It’s actually easy. All you have to do is be very good, work very very hard, get very very very lucky, and survive in the business long enough for people to notice. What could be simpler?
And, yes, I did eat my snarky flakes this morning. Why do you ask?
(Originally published on the Wyrdsmiths blog Feb 19 2010, and original comments may be found there. Reposted and reedited as part of the reblogging project)