The point of these articles, and what I am to take of these is simple. The editor made a point to tell how much each page of the magazine costs. He told me with most other writers, he had to do some serious editing. Change words, phrases and paragraphs so that the articles were legible. Then he told me, he didn't change a word of any my articles. The only complaint he had was that I didn't mention many of the sponsors of the magazine. I may have mentioned one sponsor. Upon which, I still go to that restaurant about once a month for fish and chips. Sometimes I don't think that I'm talented. That I was able to have articles published in a magazine because I drank whiskey and smoked cigars with the editor of the magazine. And what he was trying to tell me was that I had talent for being a writer.
But for me, talent or no talent, writing is about perseverance. So is everything about life. You desire to be with someone, you need to do everything you can to show that person what you are willing to do for them. You have a goal of what you want to be, ie. in this case writing, then you need to do everything you can to make goals and then take it further. So what I am trying to say is perseverance is key.