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11-21-2005, 11:40 PM
(complete the sentence)


11-21-2005, 11:51 PM
I can work at home in "pig clothes", and I can get up and refill my coffee without a nagging boss watching over my shoulder.

Plus, writing is fun.

11-22-2005, 12:01 AM
I can make my own work schedule.

11-22-2005, 12:01 AM
no one can tell me I'm doing it wrong. :)

Lyra Jean
11-22-2005, 12:14 AM
I can kill lots of people and not go to prison. If I change my mind I can just bring them back to life.

My pay is actually based on my work performance instead of dealing with favoritism. Yeah there are authors like Stephen King and Anne Rice but they are so far above me that it doesn't bother me.

11-22-2005, 12:57 AM
When they say..."So what do you write?" I answer " Horror. By the way, what is your blood type?"

It ends so many trite conversations.

September skies
11-22-2005, 01:05 AM
I can do anything or go anywhere as one of my characters.

11-22-2005, 01:21 AM
The best thing about being a writer is...

...the satisfaction of one's megalomania. One can do anything, be anyone, go anywhere, go anywhen. And you are always, always, in control.

11-22-2005, 01:44 AM
...the hours (whenever), the work environment (home), the uniform (jammies).

(Being paid for your thoughts is nice, too.)

11-22-2005, 03:57 AM
If I feel like taking my kids to the park instead of working, I can do it.

11-22-2005, 04:16 AM
...all the pizza I could eat for $4.99!!!!!

Sure, I normally have to go to some thing called a "buffet" and dispense some odd looking pieces of worn paper called "money" in order to gain access to said pizza. And this only works between the hours of 11am and 3pm. But, I'd like to think this is just writer's privilege.

Also, I like the freedom to write whatever I want even if it doesn't make sense in the name of creativity.

11-22-2005, 04:16 AM
....non-material purpose to life.

11-22-2005, 05:07 AM
I get a 10% discount at Writers R Us.

11-22-2005, 05:08 AM
(complete the sentence)

To quote Steve Martin..."I get paid for doin' this."

11-22-2005, 05:09 AM
The best thing about being a writer is it's a great pick up line. Girls just love it when you can prose for them.

11-22-2005, 07:54 AM
The best thing about being a writer is.........


...... finding AbsoluteWrite

11-22-2005, 08:44 AM
Seeing that slightly uncomfortable look on a persons face when you tell them you're a writer. (You know...the one that tells you they have no idea what to say next.)

And if they do have something to say...you can keep their ridiculous comment for later use in one of your stories! :)

aka eraser
11-22-2005, 08:54 AM
I can be staring blankly out the window and the kids will whisper because Dad's working.

11-22-2005, 09:40 AM
Food stamps.

11-22-2005, 10:05 AM
But a successful writer can afford rump roast and real potatoes!

11-22-2005, 04:16 PM
Writers in Ireland don't pay tax. :D

11-22-2005, 04:37 PM
nobody gives me funny looks when I do something odd.

11-22-2005, 05:01 PM
When they say..."So what do you write?" I answer " Horror. By the way, what is your blood type?"

It ends so many trite conversations.

:ROFL: That's brilliant! :Thumbs: I'm going to have to try that sometime. *evil giggle*

I think the best thing about writing for me is writing. I love doing it, and I rarely have a shortage of ideas. It's just a matter of wanting to write, which I almost always do. (I must be dying, I never thought I'd be happily proofreading a story rather than writing one, but that's what I've been doing the last weeks . . . :o)

11-22-2005, 06:56 PM

11-23-2005, 09:57 AM
The best thing about being a writer is writing...

...followed by being able to stare off into space and be considered "working"...

...the hours aren't too bad...

...so far I love the boss...

...the commute is short...

...the dress code is REALLY casual...

...and of course, I'm actually doing something I love.

take care all and good luck with your writing endeavors... :)

11-23-2005, 04:07 PM
...it's a very enjoyable, soul-satisfying way to spend my life.

11-23-2005, 08:02 PM
is being able to earn a living doing what I love, even though some days are harder than others.

11-23-2005, 08:24 PM
being able to entertain and educate my readers at the same time. History doesn't have to be boring!


11-23-2005, 08:40 PM
holding your book with your friggin' name on it.

no matter how many times I told myself, "It's just a book," there's still this chill in my spine when I hold it.

11-23-2005, 09:23 PM
The commute. It HAS to be the commute!

11-23-2005, 09:32 PM
...being able to take all the days off you want, and call it "recharging the creativity."

11-23-2005, 09:32 PM
. . . finally goin' to the show.

11-24-2005, 01:36 AM
Lying on my bed reading - and claiming it's 'research'.

11-24-2005, 01:50 AM
Forsaking everything else to read my author's advance copy of my new book over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.

Hey, it turned out great and I love the subject matter.


11-25-2005, 12:56 AM
Being able to think and act in warped ways and not have everyone think I'm mental because it is one of my characters being strange (and not me).

And, working in my pajamas if I feel like it.