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Monday, January 25, 2010

You might be a writer if...

Okay this was posted yesterday so I couldn't add it to Friday's WiS, but I couldn't wait until this Friday to share. My friend Bailey had an interview with Lisa McMann!

I have made my official decision regarding my WIPs. I thought briefly about trunking all of them for a week or two until my schoolwork gets itself all straightened out, but instead I'm going to trunk all of them, but Jump. I was up to eight WIPs and while I'm pretty good at multi-tasking, I just can't give that many works my full attention. So until Jump goes out to betas (which I'd like to be February 1st), she's my only WIP.

So...-I decided to start the week off with a fun little post. If you recognize yourself in any of these (I know I'm guilty of at least half of them), then congrats, you might be a writer! :)

You might be a writer if...

...you think schizophrenia is normal.

...you've started talking to your fictional characters.

...you find yourself talking in third person.

...a form rejection makes your entire day.

...a full request makes your entire year.

...you write five words and think it's a good day, because at least you finally got through your writers' block.

...all your idols are published authors.

...you think burning books should be punishable by the death penalty.

...you sleep with a notebook beside your bed in case you come up with an idea in the middle of the night.

...you stay up until midnight finishing a novel enough though you have to get early in the morning. And it's totally worth it.

...you'd do the dishes if it meant beating writers' block. *raises hand*

...your characters are your best friend.

...rewriting an entire 300-page novel makes you happy.

...you spend an entire weekend rewriting said novel if only to destroy it in revisions.

...you'd give anything for a laptop just to be able to go outside and write.

...querying scares you more than asking out the guy (or girl) you've had a crush on for a year.

...you cry when your agent doesn't call, but not when your boyfriend forgets to.

...you spend lunch in the library reading or writing.

...it bothers you when anyone types 'ok' or 'kk' instead of 'okay.'

...chatspeak makes you want to pull out your hair.

...your friends come to you with stories that they want you to write, but can't seem to do themselves. (this happens to me a lot with one friend in particular)

...you get excited when the teacher makes you write a short story and/or poem and/or essay.

...you can't WAIT for Creative Writing class.

...the only thing you'll be at school at 7:30 for is a Writers' Club meeting.

...you get mad when your parents refer to what you're doing on the computer as 'playing.'

3 comments:

Bailey McKay Clement said...

Haha yes all those were spot on with me! I must be a writer... :D

Madeline-Rose said...

Hmmm...I must be too! lol.

Kristin said...

*raises hand at the chatspeak one* OR, you judge every potential bf/gf on their grammar in text messages.