Thanks for reading, man. I can understand that kind of jealousy, which I have for many writers— it’s part of our nature, and a good part I think— the kind that keeps us working to improve.
No, as of yet, I’m unpublished (professionally.) That is to say, I haven’t been paid to write for a magazine or journal. I’m actually spending time recently writing query letters. We’ll see how that turns out.
As far as the explicit question, I’m not sure art does lie in the soul, Allen. I think I’ll write about that a little later on. Again, thanks for reading. My readers really are the best.