…one is simply different. That's all there is to it. We writers are unique (some might say odd), and often misunderstood, because we have a passion for words.
Queen Victoria, ever mindful of propriety and history, once told her granddaughter, Princess Victoria Eugenie, the future queen of Spain, "Young woman, when one is born a princess, one cannot behave like others."
So, too, with writers. When one is born a writer, one cannot behave like others because one, above all else, must write. This means a few adjustments to a normal life.
When One is Born a Writer, one often must:
- Stay up past midnight late to write
- Rise with the dawn to write
- (When Nanowrimoing, one must sometimes do both of the above)
- Miss sunny days to work on novel revisions
- Skip meals to write (somehow, this one never happens to me)
- Consider books a line item in the budget
- Live with either pen and paper in hand, or head buried in a book.
- Appear antisocial because of the above
- Appear dim-witted because you listen and observe instead of talking
- Have stooped shoulders from working on the computer so much
- Have poor vission from above
- Be incapable of walking past a bookstore without going in
- Be also incapable of walking past a stationary store without going in
Anyone want to add to the list of congenital traits of writers? Post a comment,and I'll compile them all for a future post.