You Know You're a Writer If...Tuesday, March 25, 2014
We writers like to stick together. We understand each other. We connect through our quirks, our obsession with books, our deep relationships with imaginary friends that manifest themselves as characters in our plots.
So what are some telling signs if you're in love with writing?
You know you're a writer if...
1. You own way too many journals and still want more.
2. You'll stop in the middle of a conversation to exclaim, "That needs to be in a book somewhere!" Then you proceed to scribble down whatever it was that gave you inspiration.
4. You read and read and read, hoping you'll magically become as talented as your favorite writer.
6. You can be a bit of a Grammar Nazi. And you can drive you're friends crazy because their not writers. ;)
7. You debate whether or not you should go out and be social or stay home and finish up a few thousand words on that manuscript.
8. You have more books than you'll probably ever read. And that's okay.
9. When (and if) you get money, it goes to journals, books and coffee. Mostly coffee.
10. No one ever plays Scrabble with you.
11. You've thought about getting a typewriter, even if you'll never use it. Just because it's cool.
12. No story is ever really, truly done.
13. You have a hard time reading books or watching movies without critiquing the plot and character development.
14. You have romanticized dreams about book signings, New York Times' bestsellers list and movies based on your stories.
15. You understand yourself better when you write about things.
Given the fact that I'm guilty of all of these, I think it's pretty clear. ;)
What do you do that distinguishes you as a writer?