I’m not volunteering for this assignment (so don’t start emailing me stuff), but sometimes people send me scholarly papers, non-fiction journal articles, scholarship applications, and essays to edit.
Seriously, some of this is stuff is so dry I need a whole bottle of Visine just to get through the pages. I mean, how much fun is a project that you can’t you words like awesome and fan-freaking-tabulous?
When I’m done with my track changes and comments that say stuff like, “You are switching between written numbers and numerals, which is correct for your style? (Cause guys, I hate to admit it, but I don’t know jack about the official style of medical journals)” I get to open documents that I’ve created, stories full of imaginary people and situations…and sometime beautiful lush settings.
It makes me so happy to be a fiction writer. I’m always grateful to get back to my imaginary worlds, when I’ve spent a day mucking around in someone else’s reality.
So go write and be happy!