• I don't get ideas when I'm about to fall asleep. (nor do I have a notebook on my bedside table)
• I do not 'zone out' when people are talking to me while I'm writing. (I just ignore them.)
• I always leave the house without a notepad and pen. (oops)
• I do not purposely eavesdrop in public. (I accidentally do it.)
• There aren't any 'plot bunnies' in my head. (that just makes me feel dusty)
• I do not write plot ideas on my hands and arms. (that's very bad for your health, you know, the ink goes into your blood stream, maybe that's why you're hearing voices.)
• I am not a loner. (okay, I am.)
• My first friend was not imaginary. (though I did like to imagine I had an imaginary friend. Problem was, it just seemed so unrealistic ...)
• I do not hold conversations between people that don't exist. (see previous point)
• I am not an alcoholic. (In fact, I barely drink at all. When I say I'm drinking wine, I'm actually looking at the bottle in the fridge and wishing I were drinking it. I don't do well with alcohol.)
• I do not mentally edit people's dialogue when they talk to me. (I just blatantly correct them.)
• I do not have a favourite line from every movie I've ever seen, nor can I remember quotes from classics off the top of my head! (I think I gave my memory to my imaginary imaginary friend.)
• I think writer's block is bollocks. It's called 'clearly needing a break'. (true)
There you have it. My confession. I'm not a writer. I am just a woman who writes (bollocks).
Any of these things true for you? Come on ... time to dish. Got anything else to add?
PS: If you missed my post last Friday, String Bridge has been picked up by an Australian publisher, eMergent Publishing, and will be out in paperback again this Christmas. I would really love it if you could all 'like' this publisher's FB page. They stand for so much goodness in this industry, pushing for emerging writers to have their voices heard, read, appreciated. All it takes is one click, and perhaps another one if you're inclined to share! You may know a couple of bloggers who have been published in their anthologies: Theresa Milstein and Len Lambert.