All careers and jobs have good and bad points. The trick is finding one where the highs outweight the lows. This week on the Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop, A.S. Fenichel asks:
What’s your favorite thing about being a writer and why?
If you joined me from Leslie Hachtel, welcome.
There are a lot of things I like about being a writer.
I like the flexibility. While I try and get my writing done every morning, if I don’t, I can fit it in later in the day. And though most of the time I sit at my desk, I also love to write in my lounger in the front room, in the back yard, in our boat, and while fishing on the river’s edge.
I like the creativity. I truly enjoy weaving a story, getting to know my characters and seeing how things will turn out. While the happy ending is always going to be there, it’s the journey that fascinates me.
I love having written. Even better than writing itself, I love looking back at what I’ve done, even when I know it still needs work. Seeing the word count add up each day is terrifically satisfying.
But if I had to pick one thing as my favourite, it has to be hearing what readers think of my work. And I don’t necessarily mean only the good opinions. Words on the page are just random, scribbled marks unless someone reads them and absorbs them and considers them. So-called “bad” reviews are often the most insightful, and mean the reader really thought about the story. “Good” reviews make my heart sing and can have me smiling all day, of course. Because who doesn’t want to learn that someone enjoyed the story I spent months writing?
Travel forward on the blog hop with Jenna Da Sie, next on the roll!
I have a lot of writing news to share this week