The day 6 prompt reads, "If you couldn't answer with your job, how would you answer the question, 'what do you do'?"
I express. I refine. I strive for simple, effective communication. I arrange. I persuade. I craft.
As a technical writer, I do all of the above on a daily basis. I think I'm one of the lucky ones, because at the end of the day I can say my job is very rewarding. I love the feeling that once a document leaves my desk it's as close to perfect as it's going to get. I write, then I rewrite. I edit, then I reedit. I format, then I reformat. I go through every submission with a fine-toothed comb, striving for a thorough, direct, and professional execution.
I can remember in college thinking how amazing it would be to get paid to write...and here I am. I may not be making money off of my works of fiction, but I believe this is a step in the right direction.
At the end of the day, I'm writing, and that's really all that matters.