Perks of Being an Author

A Really Great Boss
That’s right…I’m my own boss! I could buy my own “World’s Greatest Boss” mug. But I won’t, because that would be weird. And I don’t drink coffee.

 No Annoying Coworkers
When you’re writing alone in your office (or in your bed while wearing your PJs), you have no coworkers to annoy you. That means that the obnoxious little voices are inside your own head. It also probably means it’s time to take a break from your computer.

You Get to Set Your Own Hours
…scheduled around your life, of course. So just subtract those hours you spend at your 9-5 or raising your offspring, and you can work whenever you want! Probably really late at night, alone in the dark, when everyone else in the world is sleeping.

Your Book Could Become A Movie
It seems like Hollywood is all about remakes lately. Just think of all the hits that started as books and made their authors rich: Harry Potter, Twilight, Lord of the Rings, pretty much everything by Nicholas Sparks. And if you’ve seen the movie adaptation of Eragon, you know that Hollywood never completely butchers a story almost past the point of recognition – not to mention so completely that they can’t even film the sequels since they wrote out entire plotlines. (I may be a little bitter.)

 All that being said, there really are some great perks to being an author. I wouldn’t do this if I was actually as miserable as I sound. I just like to complain. (Is that considered “dry humor”?) I love writing, and I’m fortunate to be able to share my stories with others.

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