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Monday, September 03, 2007

You know you're a bona fide writer when...

My friend Jan tagged me, so here it is. Since she plays loose tag games, I'll play it the same way. Tag, you're it, list yours if you want to play.

1. You find yourself listening to your friends talk about their lives and you're thinking of ways to incorporate it into a book.
2. You're in a store and start picking out things your characters would like.
3. You have real conversations with your characters.
4. Your non-writer friends hate watching movies or tv with you because you spend hours afterward griping about GMC.
5. Your husband regularly kicks you out of bed and sends you to your computer.
6. When your friends and family see you talking to yourself, they smile knowingly and say nothing about adjusting your meds.
7. You call your family and friends with the latest news about your character and they know exactly who you're talking about.
8. You ask people deep, probing questions so you can understand how other people, and therefore your characters, think.
9. You begin correcting everyone else's spelling and grammar.
10. You have nothing intelligent to say unless it somehow involves a book.

3 comments:

Delia said...

Lol. These are all funny but true. Especially #1 and #7 for me.

Jan Parrish said...

"1. You find yourself listening to your friends talk about their lives and you're thinking of ways to incorporate it into a book." I love this. I had a friend ask me if she could use one of my tragedies in a book. Naturally, I said, "Yes."

Thanks for playing. I fixed the spelling on your name. Sorry. :)

Danica/Dream said...

Thanks Jan. :)

Delia, isn't the writer's mind great?