In author interviews, I’m frequently asked, “If you couldn’t be a writer, what would you do?” This week, I finally figured it out. (Tweet this!)
Hubby and I celebrated an early anniversary by going to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, Florida.
When I write, I play certain music, make a hot drink, place inspiring art around me, etc. When we do movie marathons, I deck out the whole basement. When reading Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter or Narnia to my younger siblings, I hang sheets, light candles, make special snacks . . . you get the picture.
Theme parks are right up my alley, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was atmosphere at its best, complete with a fire-breathing dragon, Hogwarts Express, self-stirring cauldrons, and delicious butterbeer.
Amidst all the drenching fun, I realized what I’d do if I was denied the future of pen-and-papering. Are you ready for this? Here goes . . . I’d be an atmospherist.
I would somehow find a way to be the interior designer of a Hobbit hotel, or organize the scene in a fairy-labyrinth-themed restaurant, or plan the details of a new theme park. Pinterest would be my new best friend. As dreamy or over-the-top that job description sounds, I’m sure there’s a need . . . somewhere . . . for me to fulfill.
I’ve also decided there needs to be a Lord of the Rings theme park. (Tweet this!) Maybe my future job? 😉
What is your favorite theme park?
If you could create a new theme park, what would it be based on? (Tweet this!)
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