Wednesday, April 27, 2011

W=Writer's Insanity

Do you have it?

Check out the signs below and if you can nod and smile with even just one, well then I'm sorry my friend. You've got it. You've got it bad.

How will you fare? Read on and find out:

10. You leave the house in such a spastic hurry for work that you're not sure you're wearing matching shoes. (This is due in large part to taking that extra few minutes out of your morning routine to finish that chapter you've been dying to get down on paper.)

9. You opt for a ponytail and slap on the make-up in order to buy yourself more writing time.

8. Mac and Cheese/Hamburger Helper become gourmet meals at home.

7. You start referring to your characters like they are real life people.

6. Caffeine becomes its own food group.

5. Sleep becomes highly overrated. That's what the weekends are for right?

4. You can carry on an entire conversation by yourself.

3. In the car on the way to work you get an idea out of the clear blue sky, have no paper so you write on your arm with your lipstick because you also have no pen. (Do not even judge me it only happened once!)

2. Non-writers often look at you like you're speaking another language when you talk about your manuscript or even your favorite books.

1. Last but certainly not least...Someone can be talking to you and you hear nothing. Not a darn word because you have dialogue running through your head and you secretly want to get to a quiet corner to write it down.

So how did you fare? Did I leave anything out that you our willing to share? Come on spill, you know you want to!


Jemi Fraser said...

Those are awesome! I'm not going to admit to how many of these I had to count! :)

The one about the lipstick had me laughing out loud!

LTM said...

check... check... check... check...

yep! That's me down the line! :D <3

Laura Marcella said...

Heehee, love the last one. My hubby always knows when this is happening. Apparently I get the same look on my face every time I'm zoning out with my story/characters!

Lindsay said...

Did you just say something? Sorry, I was writing. LOL.

Great post. I'm like Laura. I've been told I get a look on my face when I zone out to be with my characters/story.

nutschell said...

OOh, several checks on this one. gosh. never realized how crazy we writers must look to other folks--guess i was too busy writing.
Great meeting you through the A-Z :)


Natalie Aguirre said...

Yep, I can totally relate, especially to 4-6. And feeling the insanity of life sometimes because of writing and working and . . . .