When writing characters with day jobs, what kind of careers do you find yourself writing?
In quite a few of my stories — most of the ones that take place in more modern times rather than medieval fantasies — I find myself giving characters jobs that have to do with food. Waiters, cooks, restaurant hosts, farmers and ranchers…. I’m not sure why, either. I mean, food is glorious, but I’m not much of a cook myself.
It was just an odd coincidence that I recently noticed, and I was curious as to how others wrote their characters’ careers. Does your favorite main character have a career you would have liked? Something you’re interested in? Or perhaps your main character’s job is boring, merely a springboard until you’re able to whisk your character away on his or her real adventure?