One thing I can say to any aspiring writer is to get published, start calling yourself a writer, and pretty soon you'll have some credits to your name. You can get published in the op-ed section in the newspaper. Just complain about Bush every week and they'll print it. You won't get paid, but you are published - which makes paying gigs easier to come by.
Hope all is well and peace - back tomorrow when I get writer's block for the 12th time and Sponge Bob is over.
Peace and thanks for having me-