Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

You Might Be a Writer...

I posted this question on Facebook and got some terrific responses.

You might be a writer if...

Ink stains are a common laundry problem.
San Fransisco is not the first thing you think of when you hear the initials SF.
You have discussions with people no one else can see.
If, right in the middle of a conversation, you interrupt to say, "Oooh, that would make a good plot!"
You wonder if your latest project is a YA Paranormal Romance or an NA Dark Urban Fantasy. Or is it an Alternate History/Time Travel Steampunk novel?
People come up to you with this wary look (like you might be crazed) and ask, "Sooo, are you still writing?"
You can predict the next line or conflict in just about every TV show/movie you watch.
You don’t meet new friends, you meet potential characters. 
You stay in bed 15 minutes longer so you can come up with the details of your dream and arrange them into a novel synopsis.
People ask you how many books you've sold.
You'd rather stay at home and play with your imaginary friends than go to a party with real people.
You don't understand it when people tell you they would love to write a book but don't have time.
You see words as toys and the blank page as a playground.
You're surprised to find out that your best friends are imaginary.
You've ever said, "The main character in my book was just saying the same thing..."
You look at the 2 am note you scribbled after dreaming a perfect idea for a new book and you can't read your writing.
You take forever to compose and edit your emails and Facebook posts.
You stop to massage your hands and realize it's time to prepare dinner--and you're still in your pajamas. (BTW, this only got two revisions.)
If you don't like the ending of a movie or book and rewrite the ending in your head to please yourself.
You love to finish sentences with a fill in the blank at the end.
You overhear every conversation around you, and take notes.
You wake up at night to write down inspirations
If your characters send you birthday cards.
Or you make birthday cards for your characters.

Feel free to add your own in the comments!


T. M. Hunter said...

I think I'm there between 25% and 50% of these...maybe that should tell me something. :-P

Rocky said...

You know you're a writer if... you have just a normal thought and then you rework the sentence over and over in your head to make it sound more literary and worthy of putting in a book.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Um, I think I'm a yes for all but maybe three of those . . .LOL!

Angie said...

I think we all have different quirks, Todd. Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

LOL Love it! I particularly like the sending birthday cards bit. I have never done that, but it sounds like me!



Angie said...

Yeah, me too! Thanks for stopping by, Alexandra.