All around hoopy frood Todd Wheeler has come up with an interesting concept, the Writer RPG, complete with skill levels and experience points.
Now, I do have a disagreement with some points (if you're writing, you're a writer, do you need external validation? Neo-pro and Pro have definitions that aren't related to word count, etc) but over all I think it's a fun idea. Of course, I'm on the look out for Bracers AC0 against Editorial Rejection, and I think he also needs to develop a Saving Throw table (roll d20 against your Wit to stave off a relative who thinks you're engaging in "Mental Masturbation"). There also needs to be magical items, a +3 Word Processor Spell Checker for instance (it can tell you the word your really meant to put there, not just spell check the homophone you typed). Or maybe a Magical Scroll Contract with +5 Exposure and full resale rights. There could also be Cursed Items, such a Publish America Iron-Clad Contract, -5 on Querying Agents and Publishers.
Ha ha, yes, my vorpal sword does snicker and snack, thank you very much.
He's also looking for a good name for it. The title of this post is my suggestion. What's yours?