A former student and teacher of philosophy, I write a daily stock market humor column for a major financial organization from my home base north of Austin, Texas. If I find any words lying around after deadline, I stuff them into various novels-in-progress. It turns out that these are usually the wrong words.
Due to various legal restrictions involving regulated financial entities, I can't link to my column here. I'll only say that it's brilliant and probably life-changing. It's easy to say that when I don't have to back it up with something as concrete as a link.
My first novel, A Stranger to Fate, is complete and off for consideration amongst various literary-type people. You, too, could be one of those people. No pressure, though.