First off, let’s make it clear: writers do not need any vacations.
After all, theirs is a dream job.
They get to do what they love precisely when they prefer to.
And if this isn’t the definition of a dream job, I don’t know what else could be.
Ok. Ok. I’m just kidding.
In fact, a lot of writers, also the successful ones, have a day job. Because, you know, it helps pay the bills, and forces some kind of structure on their day, things like these.
Secondly, writers too have families, and pretty much all the same social obligations each of us has. Yes, they learn to say “no” more often to be more productive, but still…
Indeed, apart from those who sell in the millions, writers are just human beings. This means they are strange clusters of idiosyncrasies, fears, addictions, aspirations, noble intents, and bullshit. A lot of bullshit.
Just like we all are.
The only difference is that, for some reason, they feel they need to make their musings public. Usually in a fictionalized way. At least, for sure I do.
Ah, you’re wondering about those who sell in the millions? Continue reading