Thursday, February 07, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Reasons I Love Writing for a living (right now, part time) Mechele

1. No dress code. I can write in my pj’s if I want.

2. I can make up my own rules *G*. I write the world my characters play in. I love the control.

3. Good friends are only a thought away.

4. I don’t have to leave my house to do my job.

5. I don’t have to get it right the first time. I get a few passes to fix what’s broken.

6. I get to use words as my building blocks. I love them. Like to find new ones to use.

7. It’s a different job every day. Every character has their own nuances. Each story has its own vision.

8. Going along with 7, I never get bored. There’s always something else to create.

9. I love to tweak. I love to see my story come full circle to its full potential.

10. In writing romance, I get to write happily ever afters. It’s incredibly fulfilling.

11. The research rocks. I love going to new places, learning different things. I’m taking a class on Ireland right now. Thinking of taking a class on serial killers soon. You never know when something might pop up for a story.

12. Other authors are wonderful. Yes, I know all of them aren’t, but I’ve met soooo many wonderful people along the way. Melissa Lopez, Mari of Marissa Alwin, Flesa Black, Raine Weaver, Lyn Cash, Lauren Dane, Shara Lanel, Donna Dalton, Shelly Munro, JC Wilder, Sarah McCarthy, Angela Knight, Robin Schone, Sherrilyn Kenyon. And so many others. I’m sometimes in awe when I go to the bookstore and can point to a book and say “I know them online!”

13. It’s a wonderful creative outlet for a mind that’s busy. Instead of creating nightmares in my closet, I take up time making new words and new characters.

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Blogger Shelley Munro said...

I love being a writer and working from home, too. Every day is a fun one. And I have to agree about meeting great people online! I love chatting with people who live on the other side of the world. Thank you for counting me as one of your friends :)

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Blogger Unknown said...

Awww she likes me! she really really likes me! I think you are dang wonderful too, chicca! awesome reasons to love writing for a living!

7:40 PM  
Blogger raine said...

And we love ya right back. ;)

1:42 PM  

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