You get to sit alone in a room all day until the words swim.
It’s lonely writing. You sit all by yourself in a room while other people in office buildings stand around the movie gossiping and spreading awful rumors like extra-marital affairs,infidelity..
You sit all alone in a room while people in cubicles discuss things like pay checks and insurance.
So, you spend hours alone writing. Then you spend hours looking at the words you have written and wonder what made you think that you could write in the first place. I mean, people are not chosen as writers. There’s no certification. There’s no test. They just decide themselves. I just decided. “Mmm,” I thought. “I’m going to be a writer. It sounds romantic.”