This Writer's Life · Writing

6 Signs You May be a Writer.

Lately, I’ve been working on my current work in progress and now I can finally say that I’ve finished!

It’s the longest piece I’ve ever done, so it has been quite a challenge. I have wrestled self-doubt and there were times when I didn’t think I would actually make it, but I finally got there. This got me thinking about the writer’s life in general and some of our special habits. 😉

You know you’re a writer when:-

1. You’d rather be with your imaginary friends than with real people.

2. You have a habit of staring out your window to solve some of your problems (or even just to daydream).

3. You keep adding books to your ‘to be read’ pile (besides, some of that is research).

4.You have a love-hate relationship with paper.

5. You collect various stationary, even if you don’t need it (but it sure looks pretty).

6. You’d rather write than be in a ‘real’ job (whether you have one or not).

What do you think are some of the special quirks of being a writer? Do you consider yourself to be a ‘slow’ writer in a fast-moving world? Have you managed to achieve your writing goals this year?

Main image courtesy of Pixabay

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2 thoughts on “6 Signs You May be a Writer.

  1. I can be at my day job, working hard, earning money (and health insurance) and still feel like I’m wasting time that could be spent writing. Sometimes it makes me laugh, but it’s true. Just as there are so many books to read, there are so many things I want to write so that I can read them, but I also want to read the good versions, the versions that will need a lot of time and revising before they can fully take shape.
    But yeah, it’s a funny thing to think that one’s high paying job is getting in the way of one’s unpaid writing efforts.

    1. Yeah, it’s trying to get those snippets of time, working around a job and other commitments, to be able to fit any writing in. Coming home after a long day can be tiring, but earning a living and writing (for those of us who want to do that) are important. I used to commute long hours by train and tried to do what I could during that time, but more often than not, I had to use my weekends (which was better than doing housework 😉 ). It certainly is a good lesson in time management, saying ‘no’ and where our priorities are!

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