20 Things You Do A Lot More Of When You Start Writing Seriously #Writers #AmWriting



Once you decide to start writing seriously, you will find yourself doing a lot more of the following:

  1. Staring into space.
  2. Tweeting.
  3. Dreaming weird stuff.
  4. Laughing hysterically.
  5. Believing in magic (waiting for the literary elves to appear to help finish your book).
  6. Uncontrollable weeping.
  7. Taking long baths
  8. Wearing lucky underwear. (Once you start writing seriously you decide that what you need is a pair of ‘lucky’ pants to make it in the literary world).
  9. Alternating between loving writing and hating writing
  10. Wearing tweed.
  11. Sitting outside cafes in a beret looking creative.
  12. Blogging (a good form of procrastination).
  13. Cleaning the house.
  14. Sleeping.
  15. Searching food cupboards like a large foraging animal.
  16. Collecting beautiful looking but empty notebooks.
  17. Pinning stuff on Pinterest.
  18. Having some romantic moments with loved ones. (A great form of procrastination!).
  19. Daydreaming about writing something amazing.
  20. Not writing.



Have a great day!


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34 thoughts on “20 Things You Do A Lot More Of When You Start Writing Seriously #Writers #AmWriting

  1. When writing seriously, I sleep peculiar hours (being single and retired helps), eat erratically, yell at my cats, stay in the same clothes for days, andturn my hair into a rat’s nest.

  2. 1, 2, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 plus loads of coffee, reading other authors’ works (to calm down again), whenever inspiration strikes: hectically grabbing my little black book, starting to jot down my idea – friends, family, colleagues are all used to it by now.

      1. Thanks! โ˜บ A confession though… When I was a student at Victoria University and a member of their Drama Club, I appeared in a musical where I had a solo slot. I had to rewrite the melody to fit my terrible singing range (about half an octave) and have left it up to those with talent ever since…โ˜บ

  3. I wander. A lot. Write more words. Frown. Wander. Re-read what I wrote. Frown. Drink coffee. Go outside and take photos. Re-read what I wrote. Discover it’s not as bad as I thought. Write more. Think about it. Wander. Drink coffee. Think. Wander. Write. It’s amazing that anything gets done. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Ha ha. Good ones.
    I drink too much coffee, have to tear myself away from the keyboard to make room for more coffee, and wander into the kitchen and start chopping vegetables or wash a couple dishes and wonder how I got there. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Yes to pretty much all of them. Except the glasses one. If I was to walk around without them on I would be pretty much bumping into everything. And then glasses would end up broken when I banged my head into something. So they’re always on my nose.

    And I don’t really chew gum. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. When I am writing seriously( meaning I actually pitched to an editor and they said yes) I am on a deadline. Suddenly the house NEEDS to be cleaned from top to bottom. The loft has to be totally cleared and the garden has to be fabulous. Without these little things I feel as if I’m neglecting things and I can’t write.
    So… I sleep only when I need too. Eat only when I faint and take part in life reluctantly.
    I get where you’re coming from. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  7. The elves haven’t appeared to help me with my book yet. What could they possibly have to do that’s more important? *huff* I also get frustrated when the hours pass by quickly and I’ve barely managed to accomplish any writing/editing.

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