Last night, I answered interview questions for someone who is hosting me on her blog. They were pretty standard, for the most part. What is your writing day like? Are you a plotter or a pantser? That sort of thing. She asked one question though that really had me thinking.
If you could choose any other profession or job, what would you choose? No one has asked me anything like that in awhile. I've been a full time stay at home person for a long time now. I've taken care of the house, raised the kids, planned the meals, yada yada, and, working around those chores, I write. Best of all possible worlds, I tend to think.
But if I could do something, or HAD to do something other than what I do now, I would move to the mountains, where the air is crisp and cool and open a little country bookstore. I'd have something quaint that smelled like hot chocolate and freshly brewed coffee. My ideal store would have hardwood floors with beautiful rugs on it and I'd have a fireplace with comfy, plush chairs arranged in front of it. I would talk books with the customers and friends and hopefully host writers groups. That's exactly what I would do if I had to choose. Yes, hopefully, I would write but if I COULDN'T, this would be my dream.
What about you? If you could move anywhere, do anything, live in any other place...what would it be?
In other news: ANNE'S CONTEST WINNER! DANI...you WON, girlfriend. Write Anne a note at firstname.lastname@example.org to collect your prize. YAY!