“Yeah, but what’s your real job?”
What the writer says: “Umm…it is my job. I write for a living.”
What the writer thinks: What, do you think writing isn’t a real job? I’d like to see you manage one week!
“Oh, I’ve got a great idea for a book.”
What the writer says: “Oh…cool…what’s it about?”
What the writer thinks: Oh Lord, not this again.
“I don’t read books.”
What the writer says: *awkward silence*
What the writer thinks: You’re dead to me.
“When’s your book coming out?”
What the writer says: “There’s still a lot left to do.”
What the writer thinks: Do you realize how long the publication process can take? It can take years. Years!
“I’d write if I had the time.”
What the writer says: “Yeah, well, it can be tough sometimes.”
What the writer thinks: Oh, so it’s just some easy thing you do when you “have the time”? I put my everything into writing. I make sacrifices so that I can sit down and put fingers to keyboard. I make the time, dammit.
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