Writers sigh a lot! Blimey if someone gave me some money for every time I sighed whilst writing I would be a rich woman.
Here are the key sighs you need to master if you want to – sigh like a writer:
- The ‘I have finally written something’ sigh – signifies to loved ones that peace and harmony is going to be restored to the house post a painful episode of Writer’s Block. Pets will come out from under the table and the family will go about their daily business again.
- The ‘I think I have written something amazing’ sigh – an extra long sigh, sounds like it is going to go on forever. Normally followed by the sounds of the family printer and a handful of papers being thrust at an uninterested loved one for them to read.
- The ‘I am sitting at my laptop but the creative well is empty’ sigh – a little pitiful sigh normally followed by some tears.
- The ‘This fictional male character is giving me a fluttery feeling’ sigh – a softer sounding sigh, sometimes heard whilst the writer is typing or reading. Normally followed by some deep breaths and the sound of ‘Hungry Eyes’ (Eric Carmen / Dirty Dancing) from their headphones.
- The ‘I can’t stop writing rubbish’ sigh – with a hint of agitation. The sound of the laptop being closed abruptly normally follows this.
- The ‘I will soon be a best selling novelist’ sigh – a contented / dreamy sort of sigh and mainly used when I am washing up and staring out of the kitchen window.
- The ‘typo has a mind of its own’ sigh – an agitated sigh. Some typos magically reappear after I have deleted them. Its like some sort of cruel typo game. Sometimes I feel like typos have a mind of their own. This sigh will be followed by some muttering “they are messing with my mind“
- The ‘I have done so much editing I want to run down the street naked in celebration’ sigh – Normally followed by a shriek and a cartwheel.
- The ‘my loved one is preventing me from writing by getting me to do housework’ sigh – a sigh followed by some huffing and puffing.
- The ‘pass me my electric fan’ sigh – this is a gentle sounding sigh, used for when writing steamy moments or reading intimate moments in books. Hot flushes caused by naughty thoughts can be distracting for any middle aged female writer so it’s important to get out the electric fan to cool down.
Have a great day!
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