Welcome to the second instalment of You Know You’re a Fiction Writer…! If you didn’t catch the first one, click here.
You know you’re a fiction writer…
- If you enjoy using writing jargon like WIP, MC, Midpoint, character arcs…etc. because it makes you feel smart, especially when people around you don’t know what you’re talking about,
- If you regularly look up synonyms on Google,
- If you speak words into Google or Siri because you don’t know how to spell them and have issues trusting your document’s spell checker,
- If you save a document in a random place because you’re too lazy to put it in the proper folder,
- If you can’t find said document later,
- If you make notes on any available writing surface or electronic device,
- If you don’t look at those notes,
- If you want readers to create fandoms revolving around your stories
- If you love when readers ship your characters,
- If you love pretending you’re going to destroy those ships,
- If you’re conflicted about writing outside because the outdoors is great for inspiration but there is nowhere to plug in a computer,
- If people expect you to write like a master no matter what you’re writing because you say you are a writer,
- If you are obsessed with collecting notebooks,
- If you don’t use all those notebooks,
- If you bemoan all the writing you want/need to do but still procrastinate on actually writing,
- If your friends threaten you over hurting/killing their favorite characters in your stories,
- If you try to tell your friends inside jokes that originated in online writing communities,
- If those friends inevitably don’t get it,
- If you continue to share those jokes anyway,
- If you think up epic scenes, but can’t write them for months because you aren’t even close to the part in the story where they happen…
you know you’re a writer.
Hey, I managed to post on a Friday! Isn’t that amazing?
What statement do you relate to the most? Feel free to compare your choices with other writers in the comments. 🙂
Have a terrific weekend!
-Gabrielle Pollack (A.K.A. The Great Rising Puzzlement)