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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF...

 People ask me what it's like to be a writer. Here are 20 answers to that question:


1. YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF...people ask you, "when are you going to get a real job?"


2. YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF...the word "royalty" does not bring to mind either a king or queen 

3. YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF..."sub" refers to neither a big underwater boat  nor a sandwich.


 4. YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF...you have a dictionary in every room...including the bathroom.

5. YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF...you claim people speak to you in your head and no one has carted you off to the asylum yet.







6. YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF...stranded on a deserted island, you'll still have pen and paper on you.


7. YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF...you know four or more synonyms for the word "pulled".


8. YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF...you own three or more thesauruses.

9. YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF...sometimes you love your characters more than your family.

10. YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF...you obsess more about where to put a comma than where you put your keys.








11. YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF...you're the only one you know who owns a rhyming dictionary.


12. YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF... the word "edits" makes you nauseous.


13. YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF...a "new release" isn't a sex act on a first date.


14. YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF..."review" is a dirty word.


15. YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF...you're happy spending most of your day alone.
  

16. YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF...You have a dozen red pens in your desk but none in blue or black.


 





17. YOU MIGHT BE A
WRITER IF...you talk about your writing to your dog...and he answers!



18. YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF...sometimes you love words more than people.



 19. YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF..."pub" doesn't mean the local watering hole.

20. YOU MIGHT BE A WRITER IF..."freelance' isn't a euphemism for unemployed.


PLEASE ADD TO THIS LIST, I'D LOVE TO SEE YOUR COMMENTS.

18 comments:

Jamallah Bergman said...

LMAO honestly this made my evening and I had the worse headache ever....but I think that 3,5,9,12,13,15,and if I had a dog 17 would be for me,lol. I love it!

Kharisma Rhayne said...

hahahaha...I love it

C R Guiliano said...

Those are cute. Here's my contribution:

You might be a writer if a quiet room away from everything is nirvana.

You might be a writer if you have callouses on the tips of your fingers.

You might be a writer if you have more computers than you do TV's.

You might be a writer if getting a new desk makes you light up like a kid at Christmas.

lol, not as clever, but my two cents worth.

DirtyMartini said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one nauseated by the word "edits"...:)

Cheers,
Alan.

Sandy Nachlinger said...

Loved your list! You just made my evening. All I can think of to add right now is:
You might be a writer if ... you and your friends can spend half an hour discussing a grammar question (and nobody gets bored).

Who are we? said...

You might be a writer if... Christmas or New Years morning sees you running to your computer to see if the latest edits have arrived :)

Have a good one, Jean!

Lindsay said...

ROFLMAO
Those are so true

Tabitha Shay said...

OMG! Those are so me!...Thx for sharing...Hugs...Tabs

An Open Book said...

Great list Jean...
and for me
You might be a writer if... the only exercise you get is walking back and forth to the coffee pot ten times a day


Dawne

Sam Crescent said...

I love this list and may I say that dog is beautiful.

I do the whole sub, pub and stuff and get funny looks from the family.

Sam x

Davee said...

You might be a writer if:
You cart your laptop to the day job, hoping to sneak in a few sentences on a WIP....
LOL
Great post!

Michelle Chew said...

This is a comprehensive list!

You might be a writer if you can't stand a day without writing anything! :)

Sue Brown said...

I agree with all of them but especially number 12.

You might be a writer if other people's problems end up in your plots.

Eveli Acosta said...

I loved it! Made me laugh and nod in agreement a lot! Lol!

Lisa said...

Number 9 is so me, & I'm a reader.

LaviniaLewis said...

Great post Jean!

You might be a writer if you switch the bedside lamp on at 3 a.m to write down a plot bunny because you don't want to forget it.

Karen said...

Awesome! You said it all. What a great way to start my day, laughing.

Willa Edwards said...

I love it, and I definitely can relate to many of them. I think if my cats could talk, they'd be able to tell you the whole plot to my next book.

This is the best I can do, but its not nearly as good as yours.

You know you're a write if....you trip and fall because you were so wrapped up in plotting your next book in your head that you forgot you were walking up the stairs. (sadly this has happened to me before :D)