Almost everyone you meet, when you tell them you’re writing a book, will answer, “I have a great idea for a book!” Or they’ll tell you that they’re going to write a book someday. The majority of them will never actually sit down and (metaphorically) put pen to paper.For the rest of us, we who hunch over our computers at all hours, eschewing a social life, this is for you.
You know you’re a writer when:
Someone tells you about an experience they’ve had and you think, How can I use this in my book?
You have a crazy dream, and you write it down so that one of your characters has the same dream.
You’re on vacation in some exotic locale, yet you spend hours on your laptop, pounding out your daily word count.
You’re relieved when your family goes somewhere without you so you can (finally) be home alone to write without distraction.
Does this sound like you? Then you, my dear, are a writer. Wear it, own it, be it.
–More next time.