Welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today the card we’ve drawn from the deck comes from the Education and Career Topic and states, “If all jobs paid the same, what would you choose to do?”
The answer to that question is actually quite simple. If all jobs paid the same and I was able to support myself with a job, I would be a writer. I would blog here far more often and with far more words if I didn’t have to worry about where I would live or what I would eat. I’d also write novels like I’ve been doing in my limited spare time. I’d also try my hand at writing more short stories as well.
Now, the next question that follows from that is what genre would I be writing in, and what would I be writing about in that genre? The answer to that is I would be writing Science Fiction/Fantasy and more specifically, at least based on the work I have already finished and the other stories that I still somewhat actively work on/think about, Fantasy stories set in a more modern world than what people typically think of when they think of fantasy.
The one novel that I have completed from start to finish, but in no condition for anyone besides an alpha reader to look at is best described as “Rainbow Six but with Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, Gnomes, and Humans” and I have two other stories that I’m working on in the same world. One that is set in the same time period as the first novel that I finished, and on that is set in this world’s equivalent to the Wild West, at least the technological equivalent. Imagine classic westerns with the six shooters, and dusty roads, and trains, but with fantasy races.
So to conclude, if all jobs paid the same and I would be able to support myself? I would definitely choose to be a writer. It’s something I love doing and I would love to be able to support myself with it.