9. You don’t have an office job. But you do, really. If you don’t think of writing as a job (pyjamas or not), you’ll never get anywhere. Those manuscripts don’t write themselves. There’s no app for that.
8. You don’t have to make polite conversations with your co-workers. Although I consider ‘liking’ people’s posts on Facebook as the equivalent.
7. You HAVE no co-workers. Usually. But partnerships happen. Rejoice in the real-person contact. Compare and contrast your pyjama pants.
6. Lunch time is at your discretion. As is its content.
5. And duration.
4. You can (occasionally) receive praise for your writing from strangers. This means far more than praise from people you know. Odd, but true.
3. The best praise is royalties. Best, best, best. Yes, I know people say it’s not about the money. I disagree. Money is never a bad thing.
2. You get to ‘meet’ wonderful people all over the world. I can say I know people in Botswana, the UK, the US, Greece and Finland. This is not a bad thing.
1. There IS a writing app - Butt in Chair, Fingers on Keyboard. DO IT.
|Elspeth Futcher is an author and playwright. Her murder mystery games A Fatal Fairy Tale, Deadly Ever After and Curiouser and Curiouser are among the top-selling mystery games on the Internet. All thirteen of her murder mystery games and two audience-interactive plays are published by host-party.com. Her newest game, Once Upon a Murder, is now available and published by Red Herring Games. Her 'writing sheep' are a continuing feature in the European writers' magazine Elias. Connect with her on Twitter at @elspethwrites or on Facebook at Elspeth Futcher, Author.|