Three Things a Writer Will Always Do

It’s 5 am, I’m sick as a dog and I’m up writing. Guess you would call this a true labor of love. But I digress, as always. (If you follow my posts, remember I never promised you perfection or any resemblance of normalcy.) So I got on my normal “lost in thought” part of the writing process and came up with the 3 things a writer will always do.

So without further ado …

1. A writer will always think their writing sucks and that no one will want to read it. It doesn’t matter how well-written it is, how well you beat the shit out if writer’s block or if you had the best editor God ever gave the gift of grammar, the self-doubt will always be there.

And this brings me right to number two …

2. I’m a writer, damn it! I’m not an editor! Big difference! So I can still feel somewhat competent when I say THE EDITING PROCESS SUCKS CYCLOPS BALLS! (And I can only assume they would be massive and hairy, and very salty!) I can write 10 short stories in 30 days, but it will take me 3 months to rewrite, edit and perfect.

And last, but not least …

3. A writer will always find inspiration at the most inconvenient time. Mine usually hits me when dropping off the kids at school, sitting on the toilet, or right before I hit “Never Never Land”: the place between sleep and awake. Either way, it’s never in a place where I have a pen and paper handy.

Welp, those are the three things that made my list. I’m off to my second cup of coffee to prepare for another glorious day in corporate America <– please note the heavy sarcasm!

Do you have anything else to add to the list?

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