There are many wonderful things about being a writer, but the best thing for me? I don’t have to work with anyone. No one is my “boss”. No one tells me what to writer, when to writer, or how to write. I know that any mistakes made, are mine and mine alone. I know that if the work doesn’t get done, it’s my fault. I don’t have to rely on anyone to do any kind of work. Of course there are drawbacks to that very same perk. If there is a mistake, I can only blame myself. There is no scapegoat to pin it on.
Another great thing about being a writer is that I can do it anywhere. While waiting in line, I can brainstorm or take down a few notes. I can write while sitting in the park, soaking up some sun, or at the pool, or in a restaurant while having lunch. I have been know to whip out a note card at any moment and take down a thought or two. You know the new trend of paper tablecloths at restaurants…..I have claimed one or two or ten as I swipe my daughters crayon and make a few notes while waiting for our entrée. I think it embarrasses my teenager (extra perk).
That's why I enjoy writing, but what about you other writers out there? Why do you write? What perks do you enjoy? Are there things about writing that you don’t like?
Have a great week everyone.