The Glamorous Life of an Author


Being an author is the best job in the world. Private jets and chauffeured limos. People waiting on my every whim. Everywhere you go fans want your autograph. They are lining up in droves to wait for your next release. You can’t even go out for Starbucks without people mobbing you.

Hence the sunglasses and hat.

BEST. JOB. EVER.

There are so many perks to being an author that it was hard to narrow them down for this little blog post. Luckily, I could in-between spa treatments and champagne tasting.

In all seriousness, though being an indie author isn’t all that glamorous.

Unless you’re Stephen King.

If you’re Laina Turner. Not so much.

But being an author is still the BEST. JOB. EVER. And totally glamorous in my eyes.

Why?

Here are the top 6 reasons why I have a glamorous life as an author and blogger.

1. Yoga pants are my dress code. I have at least 20 pairs of black yoga pants. And no two are alike. Ok, maybe I do have 3 pairs of the exact same pants but the other 17 are different. I swear.

2. I can consider playing on social media “working.” My kids don’t think I have a “real” job. It supports the myth that money grows on trees in their eyes. I’m sure they also still believe in unicorns. But then again who doesn’t.

3. I can be completely narcissistic under the guise of “I must take a selfie to promote myself.” Which is awesome when I’m with my kids since they’re completely embarrassed yelling “mom, not mother selfie” which is much more embarrassing (for them) then the actual selfie taking.

4. I can take naps. I’ve always said naps got wasted on kids. They don’t appreciate them and don’t realize how wonderful it is to be able to take one. In fact, I prefer a nap over sleeping at night. Which can be a problem.

5. I get to make shit up all day. I live my life in my own fantasy land. It’s awesome. If I don’t like something I can hit delete and make it different. POWER!

And finally…

6. My daughter thinks I’m famous (she’s 11 so it won’t last forever). Do I perpetuate this myth? Sure as hell I do. Listen, if even if you don’t have kids, you were one at one time and there comes a point where most kids hate their parents. She might as well thank I’m famous and awesome for a few years before she turns into a teen and hates my guts. It’s only fair.

When you get to do what you love every day, like I do, it’s glamorous. Hard work without all the fan perks but glamorous the same.

You know beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that. It’s all about perspective.

I am a big believer in the power of positive thinking, mind over matter, putting good out in the universe and getting back. Which is why I do think of my writing career as glamorous because if I think it, it will be.

Right?

What is glamorous is I get to meet people from all over who read my books, and like them. I’ve met many amazing authors, I get to go to conferences where I meet new people and see new places.

I get to do what I love. That makes anything I must do that I don’t like (and there is plenty) worth it.

That’s all for now. My private plane is idling by to take me to Belize! 

 

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4 thoughts on “The Glamorous Life of an Author

  1. Haha I love this. I would have so much fun making my kids believe I am actually famous. I would love to be an author one day and this all sounds pretty great to me!