Friday, November 11, 2011

You Might Be a Writer If...

... you consider a trip to the ER a great opportunity for taking notes on proper medical procedure.

... you have at least one friend who is convinced that everything you write is autobiographical.

... some of your best friends are fictitious.

... you never get bored in church or committee meetings because you're too busy people-watching.

... you've been known to transcribe the conversations of total strangers because you liked the authenticity of their voices.

... you can spend 5 hours on your work in progress with only a single paragraph to show for it.

... you feel guilty for taking a break for lunch if your characters are in danger.

... your entire plot hinges upon notes scribbled on the back of an envelope.

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... you've ever called your own phone number so you could dictate plot points to your voice mail.

... every room in the house, including the basement and the bathroom, has a supply of note paper and pens.

... you plan Thanksgiving dinner so it doesn't interfere with your NaNoWriMo word count.

... you do not fear the blank page; you embrace it for it holds endless possibilities.


jendauthor said...

Really enjoyed this post, Ami! Can totally see myself in it as well. Thanks for this short burst of humor in the midst of NaNo craziness. :) ~Jen

Amanda Bonilla said...

I can sooooo relate! Great post :)

Ami Hendrickson said...

Jendauthor & Amanda: Thanks for commenting. It warms the cockles of my heart to know that I am not alone in the insani- er, journey. :)

glitterword said...

The truth in your words is what made this so funny to read. love it!

Gale Martin said...

Nice to know I have a few kindred spirits out there. Great post. Made me smile in spades.