I asked friends and fellow bloggers from Tribe Writers to finish a sentence, “You know you’re a writer when…”
The responses came flooding in. They make me so proud to be a writer! Read the responses below and when you’re finished reading, take a moment to join the fun and complete the sentence in the comments, too.
You know you are a writer when you say, ‘I am a writer.’
You know you are a writer when you are writing – even sporadically – and you know you are a writer when you keep trying to corral the words swirling in your head and to arrange them into some semblance of order.
You know you’re a writer when, the words leave your fingertips and land on the page.
You find yourself narrating your life and daily experiences and dreaming in stories.
You know you’re a writer when you’re in a foreign country, sleeping in a brothel instead of the hostel you couldn’t find, and you spend the whole night thinking up titles for this story no one’s going to believe.
You know you’re a writer when the words swirling around in your head keep you up each night.
You know you’re a writer when you walk around a bookstore annoyed that you can’t find your book and then realize it’s because you haven’t written it yet.
You know you’re a writer when you’d rather write than sleep.
You know you’re a writer when you write all day. Then, just for fun, you write some more.
You know you’re a writer when you keep wondering which of your life’s experiences you should write about, and you can’t keep up with the ideas.
You have a legal pad permanently stored beside your bed and you can write 6 pages before you get out of bed in the morning.
When you’ve impressed yourself by your progress.
“You know you’re a writer when you wake up in the morning with a pen stuck in your hair. Lol, I’ve done this a couple of times, not fun trying to get it unstuck.”
You know you’re a writer when you look for places to pull the car over so you can make notes to yourself on the ideas coming too fast to remember.
When you’re dreaming up awesome titles before you have written anything.
You know you’re a writer when your teenage son asks you to proofread his essay “because you’re a professional.
You know you’re a writer when you get a book idea and are scrambling around looking for something to write it down on/with.
You know you’re a writer when you have complicated relationships with several dead authors.
When you use trying dialogues out loud as an excuse to play with imaginary friends.
When you’re pulling weeds in your yard and you think, ‘This would make a great blog post!’
You know you’re a writer when all you can think of is the next story, the next paragraph, or maybe even the next sentence.
You know you’re a writer when you’re convinced the guy in the confession line is only there because he’s going to murder the Priest!
You know you’re a writer when you push past resistance and practice in public because what’s in you must come out even if you have to change it a million times before you can share it to tell them ‘because I did, so can you’ & you change someone’s life for the better.
You know you’re a writer when your friends and family members are always asking if you can help them write a resume, edit an email, or find the best wording for their social media post.
You know you’re a writer when you feel compelled to write words that are difficult and somehow freeing at the same time and reveal the deepest secrets and fears of your heart.
You know you’re a writer when you’re writing against your will.
You know you’re a writer when the muse visits you in the shower.
Now it’s your turn, in the comments finish the sentence, you know you’re a writer when….