When I was young, I could never decide what kind of career I wanted to pursue. There were so many fascinating options out there. I wanted to be an archaeologist, an artist, a park ranger, an actor, a clothing designer, or even an accountant.
But the thing I loved most of all was reading. Fiction is the one place where anything is possible. It was that realization that made me want to be a writer.
With fiction, I could have any career that interested me. I could be an archaeologist searching for a hidden Anasazi ruin. I could be a bohemian artist living in Greenwich Village. I could be park ranger in any national park that I wanted. I could be a famous actor that designs clothes. I could even be an accountant.
How fun is that?