I once heard a bunch of writers gossiping about a successfully published writer. They were all at one event, hanging around by the pool, when they noticed this successful novelist was sitting by herself, typing away on her laptop.
They called her a workaholic.
At the time I was a government employee. I wrote at night and on weekends for FUN. I couldn't think of anything else I'd rather be doing than writing.
Now I'm a full-time writer. On a weekly basis, I receive between 10 and 20 assignments for articles ranging in length from 300 words to 1,000 words. I get paid for these...and they expect them fairly quickly.
At the same time, I'm also working on my novel and writing and reading blogs. If I'm not eating, sleeping, or doing household chores, I'm probably writing.
And I love every minute of it.
So that brings the question...am I a workaholic?
Or just a writeaholic?
Do you think a novelist who writes all the time is a workaholic?