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?
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