Goodreads asked Magnus Von Black:

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

Magnus Von Black There is nothing intrinsically good about being a writer. In fact, it probably sucks compared to most professions. However, following your heart, spending your hours of life pursuing and expressing your highest aspirations; mining the content of your heart and crafting those works which are most meaningful to you... there is infinite goodness there. There is purpose there, and purpose is one of the best treasures you'll ever possess in this life. It does not matter if you're doing it as an author, an architect, a carpenter, an artist, or a mathematician. Just do the thing that makes you tingle with excitement and purpose. For me, that's playing guitar and writing novels. I can't explain why, and often I wish it were something else, but you are what you are and if you not only accept that but also burst into the stratosphere in an explosion of exploratory passion, you'll find some of the best of what can be found in life. For me personally, the best thing about being a writer is that when I am not a writer, I'm just a two dimensional, grumpy old stump who suffers from a malnutrition of the spirit.

When I am a writer, I'm a THREE-dimensional, grumpy old stump! Boo-yah!

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