When your passion is also your career goal: sometimes you start thinking about whether it's okay to have other interests because maybe they have nothing to do with it, maybe you're not really furthering yourself. Well, that's not true for any career. Varied people have more perspective to offer in their work, and this is especially true for writers!
So, how do my other interests apply to writing? Let us see.
Psychology is a huge thing for me. I love researching it so I can understand myself and others. You wouldn't believe all the random facts I know. This, of course, would naturally be applicable to writing. You gotta understand your characters as much as you would any other person. Psychology helps me get in their heads and figure everything out. It's fun!
Well, obviously, this is my other major. But how does it apply to writing? I've written a number of stories that involved music: mostly lyrics. I like writing song lyrics into my novels, although I'm not that great of a songwriter. #FibromyalgiaStory is about a songwriter, so there's a lot of that involved. Music also inspires me a ton. It's very emotionally involved and supportive for me. I always listen to it when I write.
...okay, I'm not sure what this has to do with writing. But cats give me love, and love makes the world go 'round!
If I have to explain this... you weren't paying attention.
That, along with enjoying fiction of all kinds, is my list of interests. Enjoying fiction is obvious, though; you can't write good books unless you've read good books! The more you learn, the greater your skill, and the happier a person you are. That is why I cannot, although sometimes I would like to, hide under a rock my whole life.
I'm home for Spring Break now and actually quite glad. I've got my family, and my cats, and free time! I might actually accomplish something this week!
How do your interests support your main goal/passion?
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