Thursday, July 12, 2012

I Felt Like A Writer

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.


Anonymous said...

I know what you mean and I'm not even pubbed yet. But I already know chances of me being able to quit the DJ are slim to none. Well, way closer to none! I remember reading articles years ago that most writers have two jobs.


Maureen McGowan said...

There are a few downsides, but mostly it rocks. I can't afford it either, but can't seem to bring myself to give it up.

As for water cooler? That's what twitter and FB are for. ;)

We need to all write blockbuster bestsellers. I know, I'm going to start my story about an angsty teen vampire who's also a wizard and likes to spank girls! How can it miss?

Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm so glad you had a great time, I think the perfect situation would be working part time, a couple of days a week and writing the rest of the time, but I'm pretty firmly in the working full time camp, so I can't imagine writing full time.

Eileen said...

Maureen, I think you should add a zombie. Just for spice.

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