What’s the most fun you ever had as a writer?
Not a very mature question, is it? Sorry.
But I’m convinced that, basically, most people are just little kids, who’ve grown tall. Kind of like Tom Hanks in Big.
Even something that’s not particularly enjoyable–like a job,maybe– gets done because we enjoy something it leads to, such as eating, shopping or hobbies. And to pay for them, we have to have a job.
I believe writers create because, at least in the beginning, they have fun writing. I’ve always looked at writing like I did playing make-believe with Marsha and Debbie when we were kids. Lots of fun, and we could go anywhere with it.
I’ve just had to learn to apply some rules. A lot of rules. 🙂
For some people, the answer might be getting the first draft written that’s the most fun.
One of my friends is excited about seeing her first book in print in the very near future. (Congratulations, Linda!) I have a feeling that holding her first book might be her most fun.
For another, it might be winning that top award and holding the golden statue in her hand. (How about it, Rita Winning Author, Marilyn Pappano?)
Romance Writers of America Award
Some might answer, “I have the most fun when I write The End.”
Others, “While I’m creating my characters.”
And still others, “When I’m doing the research,” or “Traveling so I can experience the area I’m writing about,” or “When I put my check in the bank.”
For me, it’s a three-way tie.
I have the most fun when (on the rare occasion) I read something I’ve written and realize it’s pretty darn good. That’s FUN!
When I get back a critique from my most trusted critique partners and have been told I did good. Or they like a description. Or my dialogue. That’s more than fun. It’s FUNtastic!
When I’ve written about something on my blog and someone comments that what I’ve written has touched them. That’s AMAZING.
How about it? What’s the most fun for you when you write?