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I originally wanted to call the title Responses To "So all you do is write?", but that would have come off too snarky. Most of us have had these encounters where a friend or stranger at the grocery store checkout line tries to picture our daily routine. Some pose the question from a well-meaning standpoint. Others, well, I don't have to go there for you to get my drift. I never understood the epidemic of writer disdain.
Be encouraged. No matter where you are in your writing journey, you do more than put pen to paper or fire up your laptop. I'm going to be so bold as to say you are at least five of the following:
- Child of God
- Industry Researcher
- Life Coach
- Graphic Designer
- Travel Agent
This is just a smattering of what we do as writers. Many of us also have spouses and children that need our attention. We're home and property caretakers, domestic engineers, and short-order cooks. Should I add professional jugglers to the list? :-)
So the next time someone poses the iffy question "Is that all you do is write?", don't get defensive and say something you'll later regret. Stay positive, and with a mysterious smile, say "Among other things."
What hat(s) are you wearing today?