Let's say that I wrote a very popular comic strip for the past 10 years, about a kid with ADD and his relationship with a stuffed toy that seemingly comes to life only in his presence. Feeling that I ran out of ideas, and that the comic peaked a couple of years ago, I decide to stop writing the comic, and retire. I've got several million dollars to my name, and book deals will ensure I'll get decent royalties for the next couple of decades. I can't live the high life, though, because as time goes by, the royalties will decrease. I really have to live below my means.
I don't want to be in the limelight, though. I just want to disappear into the woodwork. Mostly total privacy. No interviews. I don't want anyone to know where I live.
I'm also in the Midwest, and not in Los Angeles or New York, where there are doctors, dentists, and other businesses that offer discreet services to celebrities. I have to use the same services that regular Joes use.
So, how can I be a recluse?