Wednesday, March 9, 2011

It's a Writer's Life for Me!

Damn, I love being a writer. I love that I can work in my pajamas if I want and that if I have a doctor's appointment or I have to pick up my daughter early from school, I don't have to clear it with anyone. I love that I can plot out stories then watch them unfold and grow in unplanned directions.

All I have to do is uphold my end of the bargain—park my butt in front of the computer and write. Sure, I have to spend a fair amount of time on promotion, but what business doesn't have to sell itself?

I love that all my writer buddies are smart cookies. There aren't a lot of unintelligent authors out there, although certainly the profession has its bottom-dwellers, but I haven't ever run into any.

One major perk of the job is watching people's reactions when I tell them what I do. They get so excited, tell me how they should write too because, you know, they have the best story idea ever. And maybe they do, but they haven't written it and probably never will.

I love when visitors come into my office and gasp at my wall full of book covers (even though the majority are for short stories and novellas). They always say, "Did you write all those books?"
What I love most of all is that I can say, "Yeah, I did."

If you're a writer, what's your favorite thing about it?


Chudney Thomas said...

Putting the words on paper, sometimes its effortless and other times it's torture, but I like to see it on paper.

MaureenAMiller said...

What I enjoy is when the other-half informs me that HE is going to write a book. He is of the philosophy that if I can do it, HE can do it better. :)

I just smile and nod and carry on with my writing.

Wynter Daniels said...

Chudney - I agree - it's a great feeling to look at the words on the page, especially when you know they're good!

Wynter Daniels said...

Oh, Maureen - mine knows better;-) You should dare him!

Shirley Wells said...

My other-half actually started the book he'd been saying for years that he was going to write. He spent a whole day on it. That was six months ago. I keep asking if he's looked at it again ... Nope. ;)

The part I love most is when people tell me they've enjoyed reading one of my books.

Wynter Daniels said...

A whole day? What discipline;-)
I love it when I get those fan comments, too. Totally makes my day! Thanks for stopping by, Shirley.

KC Burn said...

I always want to laugh when people tell me they should write a book... like it's as easy as ripping off a shopping list or something! HA!

I bet you can't even see the wall for all your covers! Which, you know, still might be the best wallpaper EVER. :)

Wynter Daniels said...

I think when people say that they think as long as they have a good story... or at least a good premise, that's all it takes. The words will write themselves!
Wall is getting crowded but you won't hear me complain;-)

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