Monday, December 14, 2009

Live Long & Prosper

Spock would never be a writer in today's economy--it would be too illogical.

I like to think of myself as a logical person, but not when it comes to my chosen career. Admittedly, I could make a heck of a lot more money then I do now. The fact that I don't bathe in financial bliss, periodically drives me crazy (I'd say once every 3 months I question my values, goals, and sanity.)

But it's a trade off.

I hate, with a deep-rooted passion, working 8-5. I hate even more when 5 becomes 7:30, 9, or well after midnight. HATE.

I also hate making rich people richer--i.e. company executives who take you for granted. (I don't have any issues here, now do I :)

HOWEVER, the crazy is part is that I really like to work. The act of having deadlines and stress is really an unhealthy character trait of mine. (Thanks Dad!) I don't care if I'm up past midnight working on a story, finishing some freelance gig, or whatever I have going on. Which is why, being a career writer really suits me.

So, I guess the point of my rambling is that I'm really happy with I do for a living--most of the time. The Spock in me wouldn't agree, but I've always been a bigger fan of Captain Kirk anyway.

What about you? Are you happy with what you do for a living?


Bethers said...

I believe you are suffering from a sugar hang-over. =)

Steph Damore said...

It's all that dang peanut brittle and fudge! AND I had two cups of sugar-laced coffee this a.m.

Matthew Delman said...

"Kirk: I take it the odds are against us in a situation this grim.
Picard: You could say that.
Kirk: You know, if Spock were here, he'd say that I was an irrational, illogical human being by taking on a mission like that. Sounds like fun!"
-- Star Trek: Generations

Yeah, I'm a bigger fan of Kirk too. :) Although Spock "Prime" in the new movie is really funny even without Shatner's Kirk to play off.

And yes, we are crazy for writing. But that's what makes it fun.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I'm a Kirk fan too! ;-)

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my job - in fact, I don't even think of it as work. There are a lot of people who question my sanity because I love high school students so much, but I truly adore them!

Bane of Anubis said...

Unfortunately, no. Fortunately, I don't hate it.

Steph Damore said...

Good for you Shannon. I'm one of those who has no idea how you do it. I couldn't. College folks are all I can handle.

Ah, Bane. Hopefully you'll be able to do something about that. Like, publish your novel and live off the royalties =)

Matt - I really liked the new Star Trek movie. The website's pretty cool too.

"Dammit, man! I'm a doctor, not a physicist!" --Bones

Indigo said...
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Indigo said...

Honestly, with my deafness - it's the perfect choice. Times like now when I'm entangled in plot mayhem, which could be easily resolved by ridding myself of a character...not so much.

It's great career for creative impulse. Besides I don't see myself chained to a rigorous 9-5 job. (Hugs)Indigo

Steph Damore said...

Yeah Indigo, 9-5 stinks. And it is a great creative impulse - deafness or not. :)

Stephanie Thornton said...

I looooove the Star Trek post!

I really enjoy teaching, but some days (like today) I wonder what the heck I'm doing. If someone offered me enough money to stay home and write I would jump at the chance and never look back.

Steph Damore said...

Steph - What do you teach BTW?