Five ways to tell you were meant to be a writer (or perhaps admitted to an asylum)

day six

For those just starting out and even those who’ve been immersed in the writing craft for years, doubts about our true purpose as  writers tend to creep in from time to time.

Are you truly meant to be a writer?

How do you know you’re not toiling in sweat and suffering from constant loss of sleep  for nothing?

Here are some ways to find out:

1. After going a period of time without lifting a pen (or a finger to the keyboard), you find yourself pmsing.

2. After watching a really sappy romance movie, you have an insane urge to pen your own version of the story only that it stars you with a gorgeous eye-candy in hot pursuit.

3. You spend three hours in the bathroom, standing in the dark, acting out a favorite scene in one of your stories over and over and over again.

4. Sleep is optional, coffee is not.

5. Your significant other thinks you have a multi-personality disorder and tries to schedule you an appointment with a shrink.


There you go.  If you suffer from any or all of the above, you’re a writer (and a crazy one at that)!


(Note: No, you didn’t count wrong.  Challenge number five was to read and comment on at least five different blogs)








  1. I think my favorite anecdotal indication of being a writer is:
    “You know you’re a writer if you take really long showers because you’re working on a writing problem or your fictional characters are having conversations in your head and you’re eavesdropping on them.”

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  2. Love it! Number 2 especially since sometimes I’m like THAT COULD’VE BEEN SO MUCH BETTER IF I WROTE IT. LOL (Have you ever seen Authors Anonymous? If not, watch it just for the sole purpose of rewriting it in your head. Terrible.)

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