Tuesday, June 21, 2011

You Know You're A Writer If...

I love these sorts of things and thought it would be fun to post some. Please feel free to share one of yours, or one you've heard, in the comments section. If you don't have one, but really enjoyed one of the ones below feel free to comment on that.

You know you're a writer if...

You would rather work on your WIP than go out on a Friday night.

When speaking, you edit the sentences in your head before they come out.

Literary agents become celebrities and you can't stop stalking them on the internet.

The say something nice or don't say anything at all phrase no longer applies to you. You'd much rather have a form rejection than an empty inbox.

You stay up in the middle of the night thinking about people who don't exist. At least not to other people.

You don't shower until 5pm. But hey, you were up late working the night before. Oh wait, you were up way early working too.

All of your friends and family think you're about to make a million dollars now that you've completed your first draft. (A misconception I don't understand)

You have no idea what's going on in your world, although you've considered every possible thing that could happen in a dystopic society, alternate history, mars...

Vacuuming (or some other tedious chore) becomes something you look forward to since you'll have time to brainstorm.

There are little pieces of envelopes, napkins, coloring book pages, and so on everywhere with notes written so scribbly you can't read the ideas you found so marvelous.

Your email is your best friend and biggest enemy, and you must watch it all day long.

You'd rather check QT, Absolute write, or Publishers Marketplace than your personal Facebook.

Thanks for reading and share a comment below!


  1. ooh so true. I'll add in, you sit at your desk in your pajamas (or without pants) because who has time to shower?

  2. hahaha amen! Also, you'll stay up until 4AM finishing this AMAZING scene you know you'll just hate in the morning

  3. Some days of the week I only go outside for one minute of the day--and that's to check the mail to see if a snail rejection has come in. The rest of the time I'm on the computer, or doing house chores and brainstorming ideas.

  4. Oh my, you guys are cracking me up, because it is SO TRUE! My husband will call from work (where he doesn't see much of the outside world) and ask me what the weather is like. Sadly, most times I have to check too! And it's summer! We writers are obsessed! :)

  5. I LOVE this! I might add that it's hard to enjoy anything "fun" because I'm trying to figure out how to put it into words. Also, watching a movie and saying, "I thought of that FIRST!"


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