First of all White Feather thank you for your comments. Your observations are always welcomed and I know your words come from the passion of your soul and the strength in your heart.
From one specific perspective, I believe you may be right — magic can appear on the page. But I suggest in my own humble opinion, that this magic happens only when the writer manifests it.
With regard to your choice of word (maligned) I believe it perhaps can be considered subjective in nature can it not?
Having lived all three of the four stereotypical lives I believe I have a certain bit of experience in the topics. However, I can never see myself living the last stereotype you mentioned. A quitter is just something I don’t think I can ever entertain being.
My basic point which I know in my heart of hearts you captured was regardless of the place one is in this circle of life, one must still be willing to make the effort for the magic to happen. Whether it is out of love of the art or for any other reason.
Again, as always I appreciate and learn from your insightful comments.