You Might Be a Writer if…


You might be a writer if…

  1. Some of your best ideas were originally written on napkins, Kleenex, or toilet paper.
  2. You wake up at three in the morning and sneak out of bed to spend a couple of hours alone with your computer.
  3. When people act like jerks, you appear to handle it maturely, then secretly fashion characters after them to exact your revenge.
  4. You pull over to the side of the road a few times each week to jot down ideas for your book.
  5. A family member interrupts your work to ask you a simple question and you turn into a screaming lunatic.
  6. The most fulfilling conversations you have are between you and your imaginary muse.
  7. When your lucky underwear really stinks, friends know you’ve been fortunate not to get any bad reviews for several weeks.
  8. You log into your publishing account while you’re eating lunch to check on your royalties.
  9. In the middle of the night, you wake up sweating with an irrational fear that some discovered your secret pen name.
  10. You routinely turn down invitations to parties in favor of working on your book.

Copyright © 2014 Chris McMullen

31 comments on “You Might Be a Writer if…

  1. Why do the best ideas always come at the most inopportune times. I think of the best sentence ever after I am snug in my bed and think I will remember it in the morning. I never do.

  2. Number 5. Nailed it. I’ll be at home on break, and my parents won’t say anything to me all day. Then, five minutes after I sit down to write, they start asking me stuff. Always.

  3. Hi Chris, found you by way of the other Chris, Story Reading Ape~ Loved the list & can at least find one that fits us!! The underwear!! What’s that? Oh wait, my daughter just informed me we’ve had several bad reviews so I guess we’ve got no excuse for the nasty nickers!! LMAO Sharing now!! 😀

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