You Know You’re a Writer When……..

I Found this list a while ago when I was going through my files on my computer and I thought I would share it with you because it is funny, and at the same time, it is completely true!

You know you’re a writer when…

  • You consider ink-stained fingers or a pencil in your hair badges of honor.
  • You drink coffee purely for the caffeine content.
  • You have at least seven large notebooks lying around with important tid-bits scribbled on their pages. You have yet to fill one completely.
  • You have several different movie soundtracks on your iPod to inspire you.
  • People look at you weird when you tell the voices in your head to be quiet “for one second!”
  • You have a bad experience and you try to figure out how to apply it to one of your characters.
  • You bounce up and down squealing when you come across a picture on the Internet that matches one of your characters.
  • You would rather be chased by a dragon through a tar pit than be subject to yet another writer’s block.
  • You willingly share your latest chapter with a perfect stranger, but mysteriously become tight-lipped when family asks what your story’s about.
  • You do everything in your power to look like your main character – from styling your hair to buying articles of clothing – hoping it will lend you a better scope of your character.
  • You try to draw things from your story but tear your hair out when you see how miserably you’ve failed at capturing your imagination.
  • When it comes to a new idea, resistance is futile.

Every time I read this I laugh, because it is the truth! We writers truly are crazy…


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