Thursday, July 12, 2012
You know you're a writer when . . .
You know you’re a writer when* . . .
-you talk about writing more than anything else
-you have five to six writing notebooks around the house in case of great new ideas
-you’re happiest when madly writing
-you get super excited about novel/story/poem/article ideas
-You’re always thinking about how you could incorporate whatever-you’re-doing into some of your writing
-you write a novel, play, or stories for fun
-a writing site –or more than one- is your most-visited website
-you think in descriptions (i.e., ‘The dog was pelted with a whirlwind of cotton candy’, as opposed to ‘someone threw cotton candy at the dog’.)
-you have spent five minutes going around saying, “The cat was, the cat was, the cat was . . .”, trying to remember the perfect descriptions which you forgot a second ago (not that that has happened to me, you know, or anything. . .)
-you spell badly (at least occasionally) and don’t care, because you just had a new idea for your story
-you get happy even writing about writing
-someone outside of your family appreciates and enjoys your work
-you try to –and are pretty much always able to- find a story in everything
-you think up random story-starters very frequently
-Dictionary.com (with Thesaurus) is a very good friend of yours
-you have a secret fantasy where you are the next person to start a wonderful novel with the words, “It was a dark and stormy night . . .” (okay, maybe that one’s just me)
*Note: all of these are true for me, but probably not everyone. If you have more, you can put them in the comments, and I will greatly enjoy reading them.