February is the month where we think a lot about love—who we love and what we love.
Today I’m thinking about all the things I love about my job as a writer.
- I can daydream and it counts as working. I spend lots of time staring off into space and thinking about stories or how to present an idea in a unique way. That counts as work.
- I get to research all kinds of fun and weird stuff. The flip side of that is I’m probably on the FBI watch list for some of the things I’ve researched.
- I can buy books and call the purchase a business expense. Lovely perfect perk for a voracious reader like me.
- I can take revenge when something or someone irritates me. Cleverly disguised, of course, with names and locations changed to protect the guilty. It’s called plotting.
- I get to work in my pajamas.Not so much a perk anymore since so many of us are working from home and don’t have to worry about how we dress.
- I’m my own boss. I lean toward being a control freak. Setting my own schedule and getting to tell my characters what to do fits my personality perfectly.
- I get to buy pens and paper and cool office stuff. A new pen and a blank notebook always inspire.
- I get paid to make things up.When I write fiction, that’s true. With non-fiction, not so much. Editors prefer factual non-fiction.
- People accept all my little idiosyncrasies. Writers are viewed as a different breed. Once I tell people I’m a writer, I don’t have to pretend I’m normal.
- Fan mail. I love to hear from my readers. I enjoy getting glimpses of how my stories or my words have touched someone. Click on the contact link to email me.
It’s always nice to love what you do. It makes the work not seem like work.
What do you love about what you do?
Not to mention hearing those voices in your head is considered a creative thing, not drooling mad like in non-writers.
There is that. LOL