At this moment, I'm not entirely sure what my "writer's life" looks like, but I have a very good idea of what it doesn't look like. It does not include being "on call," and it definitely doesn't include working holidays, or after 10:00 PM.
I do see my writer's life including being dedicated to delivering top-quality copy to my clients, and being able to do so from anywhere with a quiet space and a solid Internet connection.
I also envision not having to be worried about whether I can afford to pay the bills in any given month. I expect to be fairly compensated for my time and skills.
I also like the idea of researching many different industries in order to help my clients succeed. I love, love, love learning new things, especially science and technology.
I also suspect holidays will be a lot more fun, as I won't be working then.
Last, and definitely not least, I would love to be helping local businesses and charities succeed and help the local community be more prosperous and happy.
Ok, that's more than a hundred words, but it gets across what I'm currently seeing from the outside. Maybe from the inside a bit as well.