Celebrity biographer Marshall Terrill says, "Everyone seems to think (writing ) is a glamorous profession or something they can do if they don’t want to get a real job. The reality is that it is extremely hard work. People think that writing a book is a warm and fuzzy experience and an easy lifestyle. If you talk to any published author, you’ll find that’s not the case. I once interviewed Jackie Collins and I asked her about her work ethic. She puts in 8 to 10 hours a day on the computer."