Nick Doerr, a script editor at NIS America, recently answered that question over at siliconera.com. As I've always wanted to work in the industry, and I'm guessing some of you have had the same dream, I thought I'd post his response.
"It’s been a lifelong goal and I’m absolutely thrilled I’ve finally been able to attain it," he said. "I’ve written for most of my life; a few novels, short stories, and even gaming blogs. I guess, coupled with my love for games, this was a sort of destined outcome. Might sound cheesy, but never give up on your dreams. They really can come true if you give it your best effort!"
Doerr also addressed whether his day job keeps him from playing games when he's off the clock.
"Does this alter my gaming habits or my outlook on games? Nope, not really," he said. "I might not play NIS titles as often in my free time, since I’ll be surrounded by them daily, but I still give ample time to my consoles when I’ve got nothing else to do.
"I’ve gained a deeper understanding to the business side of the industry and that’s special, but it isn’t what I’m focused on," he added. "I play games to have fun. It’s just that now I can have fun at work, too, with like-minded people who are an endless source of joy to be around."