I also did an Ozzy piece for him, and so I got hired. Everything happened really fast. I can't give people advice, because everything in my life changed completely in less than a year and it's still not something I am used to.
It's just that what's important there is different there than what's important is here. Here, people care that you wrote a book or that you work in the media.
I feel sorry for people who have to edit me. Which is why book writing is by far the most enjoyable. Really the only thing it's based on is whether it's good or not. No book editor, in my experience, is getting a manuscript and try to rewrite it.
The essays are different because ultimately it's things I'm interested in, and I'm really just writing about myself and using those subjects as a prism.