Where else can you be the person of your dreams doing the job of your dreams and having it all wrap up happily ever after--or at least a good attempt at it.
Besides being a NYT best-selling author with big buck advances, my dream job is--or my dream jobs are:
A spy. At least someone in intelligence. Or someone of intelligence. I want to be trusted with national secrets---although there's a really good reason why I'm not. I want to be kick-ass, quick-thinking, and speak a variety of languages like Sydney Bristow.
An archeologist. The thought of finding something rare and unique really appeals to me. However, the sand in my hair and the sun beating down on my back, not so much.
A travel reporter, ala Samantha Brown on the Travel Channel. I love the places she goes, the people she meets, the off-the-beaten path places she finds.
Treasure hunter--except for the part where they mostly are deep-sea divers and I'm afraid of water and can barely swim. Do treasure hunters like Nic Cage really exist, because I could do that. In my dreams.
And these are some of the reasons I write. To become the person in my dreams, at least for the duration of a book.
What's your dream job???