Happy Friday, SEers! You’re with Mae today and I’m breaking out a writing question to get some conversation going. This one isn’t about technique or promotion, but rethinking the writing life. We all know it’s a tough gig, not for the faint of heart. We’re in this because we love what we do, regardless of the hurdles. Most of us have dreamed about writing professionally for a long time. For me, those dreams started in childhood.
Along the path there were other things that attracted me too. At one point I thought I wanted to be a marine biologist, another time it was a paramedic. If you know me, you’d know both of those professions would make horrible choices. I flirted with other interests, but writing was always my driving ambition. For a regular paycheck job, I’ve been in real estate and marketing my entire professional career, but every now and then I think of the alternate paths I might have taken.
So here’s my question:
If you couldn’t be a writer, paycheck job aside, what would chose to do?
For me, I’d love to be involved in something that involves research—especially of a historical nature, or in relation to Earth sciences, particularly meteorology.
What would your choice be?
Spill your guts, er…share in the comments below. Mulling it over might just spawn a plot bunny or two!