Who is your cheerleader? Another writer, perhaps? Your family? Your pet?
We all need encouragement from time to time. If you need an ear to complain to or someone to go **SQUEE** over your latest accomplishment, I'm here. vonnie(dot)davis@ymail(dot)com.
Now for a bit of humor, I've taken a list someone once emailed me and added a few of my own writerly happenings.
…You have copies of both a dictionary and thesaurus in at least 3 rooms of your house.
…You have a file of scribbled story ideas on old envelopes and napkins plus newspaper articles that sparked your interest and said, Hey! There’s a story here.
…You edit newspaper articles as you peruse the morning paper.
…You refer to your older children as your backlist.
…You listen to strangers’ conversations at the mall and in restaurants to study their speech patterns so you can use it in a story sometime.
…You’ve driven 90 miles in a snowstorm because you needed to do research.
…You’ve bought a baby naming book for naming your characters.
…You’ve fallen asleep while writing and have magically depressed the “enter” key until you have 472 pages of nothing in your WIP (work in progress).
…You eye strange-acting people and hug your purse to you, not because you’re afraid you’ll be robbed, but because you want to pull out a notepad and pen to scribble down his or her description.
…You understand terms like Squee and Whoot.
…You’ve spoken the words, “Hold on, I need to write something down.”
…You’ve walked by the book bin in the grocery store and thought, Please don’t let me end up here!
…You’ve jolted awake in the middle of the night thinking you need to rewrite a paragraph on page 89 of your current WIP.
… You can look a person in the eye as they talk to you while you mentally plot the next scene.
…You’ve heard the words, “You didn’t hear a word I said, did you?” (mainly ‘cause you were plotting that dratted scene!)
…You cringe at the thought of asking for a rain check, but don’t think twice about posting a buy link.
…Your idea of a large book tour is a virtual blogging tour done in your jammies.
…You have more books on your Kindle than DVDs in your TV cabinet.
…Fear of a sagging middle applies to more than just your body.
…The only conversations you’ve had for days have been online with other writers.
…You have no idea how to use your TV remote, but know all about hash tags and RTs (ReTweets).
…You’re not averse to shameless plugs…”I’d like to schedule a doctor’s appointment for next week. By the way, have you read my latest book?”