Thursday, August 9, 2012

5 reasons I love being a writer, Jessica Sorenson

Jessica says: I absolutely love being a writer. And here are 5 reasons why (although there are many, many more).

1.       Going somewhere different every single day.

I enjoy being able to go somewhere new almost every day. Technically I’m in my office, but wherever my characters go, I go with them. So one day I might be out in the snowy mountains in forty-below weather, and the next day I might be on the beach, enjoying the warm sunshine. Or on a really interesting day, I might be in a cave made of crystal and porcelain, hanging out with a group of people who can see into the future.

2.       Having a flexible work schedule.

I’m not an early bird at all. If someone wakes me up too early, they might get growled at.  But I’ve had jobs in the past where I have to get up earlier, so I was half out of it for most of the day. But as a writer, I usually start work later in the day and then work until late at night, when my brain’s more alert.

3.       It gives me the opportunity to put my imagination to use.

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve been told I have an overactive imagination. Now that I’m a writer I can finally put all my ideas and stories that I’m always carrying around in my head down on paper. And it’s fun to create characters and worlds just how I see them.

4.       I get a chance to meet a lot of great people.

Unfortunately there aren’t many people in my life that share my love for books. As a writer, I get to meet people who love books just as much as I do, whether its fans who love to read them, or authors who love to write them.

5.       Going to work in my pajamas.

It seems like such a silly thing, but I really do love being able to wake up, skip a shower if I feel like it, and go down to the office in my sweat pants and a t-shirt, without any makeup on.

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