So I had some time off over the 4th of July holiday and I’m cranking through my current WIP. Hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday just writing, writing, writing.
It was so good to be in a grove. So amazing not to have to think about anything else but these characters and what I’m doing to them.
I’m not going to lie, most days I feel like a Claims Operations Director of a small software company. That’s way boring. But during those beautiful three days I got to feel like what a full time writer gets to experience and I have to say I really really liked it.
I never thought I could quit my day job even if financially I could afford it – which I can’t so it’s never had to be a real decision.
But I always thought I would need the buzz of people and the office chit chat and the day to day “grind” of life in an office to keep me focused.
Now I’m not so sure. Just listening to all the characters talk in my head was like having my very own water cooler with fictional characters keeping me entertained.
So shhhh… Don’t tell my bosses, but if I ever do make the NYT list because I’ve written a story about a boy wizard, or an angstsy vampire, or a guy who likes to spank women…. Then maybe, just maybe I might have to consider becoming a real full time writer.