Try it On.

I just read an article about a company that allows you to “test-drive” your dream job. Check out Vocation

While the list of available dream job vacations included food critic, song writer and car critic/writer, there was no option for novelist, magazine feature writer, short story writer, personal essayist, memoirist or even blogger. There was nothing available for writer wannabes at all.

Maybe I should apply to be a mentor for folks who want to know what the writing life is really like? I could get paid to let some bank exec follow me around for three or four days. Maybe I could get the mentee to do my filing?

Naw. There’s not enough room in my office, or my head, for me let alone anyone else.