Best Things…

I love being a novelist. I really, really do. Yesterday, I shared the 9 (or 10) best things about being a novelist with the Winterim creative writing class at Grand Rapids Christian School. (Thanks for inviting me, Lorilee Craker!)

I thought you all might get a kick out of my list. Here ya go!

1. PJ’s ALL DAY LONG! (this one works for all writers…unless they write at a coffee shop. But, then again, never mind. That works, too)

2. Reading is part of work.

3. A messy house can be blamed on writing. “Sorry, honey. I know the sink is full/you have no clean socks/the floor is sticky…but I was working on my novel.”

4. It is no longer called lying…it is now called fiction.

5. Imaginary friends are encouraged.

6. You get to spy on your neighbors.

7. You have absolute and complete power over your characters…yeah. Go ahead and believe that. Deluded novelist.


9. People think you are super smart and talented.


10. (which I hesitate to share…but I will because I’m a deluded novelist) You can kill without consequence.

Happy Weekend! How about you tell me…what are some of the best things about what you do? And don’t think that I necessarily mean what makes you money…but what you do that brings you joy. What you do that you love!

Ready? Set! GO!

8 Comments on “Best Things…

  1. What I like most about writing is how it forces me to really see, to notice, and then to pull the beauty or sadness or wonder from something and describe it in such a way that someone else can feel what I felt without having been there. Also, I enjoy being alone. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Oooh! I like lounging around in my pjs all day. That is definitely one writer perk. Writing itself also makes me excited, especially if I haven’t written in awhile or a scene is just exploding to come out. It’s also super easy to multitask with ๐Ÿ˜€


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