Monday, September 22, 2008

You know you're a writer when . . .

You know you’re a writer when you rush to Wal-Mart for the back-to-school sales and purchase a cartload of 4-for-$1.00 spiral bound notebooks.

You know you’re a writer when you watch the number on the counter of your blog more than you do the number on your scales.

You know you’re a writer when you choose your laptop over snacks as carry-on for a cross-country flight.

You know you’re a writer when you keep a pad and pen next to your bed and wake your husband every two hours with a noteworthy thought.

You know you’re a writer when you’d rather stroll through a Barnes and Nobles than the Prime Outlets in Orlando.

You know you’re a writer when you talk to your characters more than your best friend.

You know you’re really a writer when after you read this blog you go write something yourself.

How do you know you’re a writer?

7 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

I love it, Terri!

You know you're a writer when a mere sentence or paragraph (you've written) gives you an amazing high.

You know you're a writer when you've stumbled upon the right words and feel all is perfect in the world.

:)

Angie Ledbetter said...

You know you're a writer when, even if you're dead tired and sleep deprived, you get out of your bed to write down a poem line or article idea.

Melissa Marsh said...

Great list!

You know you're a writer when just the thought of spending time writing brings you a sense of peace and happiness.

Joanne said...

You know you're a writer when you read a post like this and repeat over and over, "Yes!"

You know you're a writer when you look forward to Monday morning work!

Michaéle said...

I bought a gazillion pens at WalMart at 75 percent off because...I'm a writer!!

Dube said...

"You know you’re a writer when you talk to your characters more than your best friend."

That's awesome! I tell people that I "live inside my head" a lot. Most of them have no clue what I mean.

Dawn Bernstrom Fullerton said...

I knew I was a writer when I began a folder for publisher reject letters (or generic post cards)!!!

Thanks for letting me know how to link -- so easy and I just tested it myself. It worked.

Dawn