Clearly, I'm having a bout of deja vu over here or something, because I'm totally behind in posting for this awesome hop hosted by Write Club heavy-weight DL Hammons.
The idea is to highlight a past post that people might not have seen before, or that you think is so fun you want to share it again. Here's one of my favorites from back in February. And if you're looking for more to catch up on, check out the "Popular Posts" list in the sidebar.
You Might Be A Writer If...
To steal a page from Jeff Foxworthy’s book, you might be a writer if:
- You narrate your life in 3rd person
- The word “query” makes your eye tic (“synopsis” brings out full-on conniptions)
- The month of November both excites and intimidates you
- You understand the terms Miss Snark and Bransforums
- You own a thesaurus and the cover is worn with use
- You know exactly how many times you’ve used the word “was” in your manuscript
- When people say the name Janet, you immediately picture a hungry shark
- You walk through a bookstore and realize you’ve shared blog comments, tweets or emails with at least one of the new-release authors within the last month or so
- You walk through a bookstore and can immediately name the agent of at least one new-release author
- You spend more time with your characters than with your friends
- You know more about your characters than you do about your friends
- A portion of your brain is constantly working on your plot...even at 3 a.m.
- You grin like a madman (or madwoman) after each particularly kick-ass writing session
- You’re pretty certain beta readers are actually worth their weight in gold
*Additions from the Comments Trail*
- You've skipped meals because you were too busy writing.
- You find yourself thinking 'that would make a really great story' when someone is telling you something that has happened to you and you're meant to be acting like a sympathetic friend.
- When you find yourself eager to recommend books in your genre to people at the library. This is especially concerning if you're an adult browsing the MG fiction shelves.
- You often drift off in the middle of a conversation and have to make excuses to leave because you have just had a great idea about your manuscript.
- You've been pitched an idea from a friend or family member who then expects you to run off and write their novel.
- You just can't stop revising, when there's always one more thing you need to fix.