But when I was younger chronologically, I always dreamed I would grow up to be one of two things:
- a soap opera actress
- a teacher
Weird, huh? Two completely different career paths...and both still not taken.
Writing for me is a lot like acting. I throw myself into the scenes as I write them. I pretend I'm a character in the book, I imagine what would happen if the scene was being directed, and I try to make the moment as visual as possible with as few words as possible. I am a dialogue girl, after all.
And then there's the teaching thing. I did work for 10 years in early childhood education...and I'm actually considering taking the alternative teaching route to become a middle school English teacher now. It's something I've always regretted not pursuing and a girl is never too old to add another career notch to her belt.
What about you guys? What do you want to be when you grow up? Or if you're chronologically an adult, did you follow your original career path?