Maybe we authors should start climbing down chimneys to deliver our books… 🙂 Another way we’re like Santa is that we spend the entire year trying to bring joy to the world, and stay up all night for the big day.
Merry List-mas! It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but before everyone stops reading blogs for Christmas, there is time for a top ten.
So, in the spirit of one of my favourite posts from the last year (10 Reasons Why Being A Writer Is Like Working In Middle Management), here’s a seasonal take on the writing life.
10 Reasons Why Being A Writer Is Like Being Santa Claus
1. Most people don’t believe in you. You’re not even sure if you believe in yourself.
2. Your greatest work is done alone, or in remote locations.
3. You work for free.
4. You have a long and illustrious cultural history, but people are always questioning your future.
5. You’ve worked bloody hard for a very long time to get where you are. But as soon as people hear of you, they think you’re an overnight success.
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