Beer or ink?
I was reading your blog and wondering why you chose ALCOHOL as the item you could
then buy after receiving the pittance which is afforded writers (and not only in NZ, in France and UK also) for your words.
I assume you need to buy ink or pens with equal frequency as beer, and wonder if it is not a long way to walk in our self-perception (or the perception we have that links writing with either drinking or with materials) to , in our mind's eye, link the pittance with materials.
Just a thought, from one missing the occasional glass, but using more of the ink!