You Know You're A Writer When...

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You Know You're A Writer When...

1. Your office space/writing nook is the place you spend the most time in your home.

2. Your office space/writing nook also functions as your bedroom and dining room.

3. You are suspicious of people who don't own many books.

4. Coffee, chocolate, and wine are on your list of business expenses.

5. You discover that maintaining a social media platform is a full-time job.

6. You wish that the United States had a cafe culture like France does.

7. You can relate to dead authors better than your in-laws.

8. You try to explain to mothers of small children that writing a book is very much like giving birth.

9. You became scared after learning that Honore de Balzac's death may have been due to caffeine overdose.

10. The dog is jealous of your laptop.

11. People are suprised when they see you outdoors.

12. You have vitamin D deficiency in the summer.

13. You smile every time you come across that verse in the Bible about God being the Author and Finisher of our faith.

14. In a tough situation, you imagine what your characters would do.

15. You start seeing your overflowing book shelves as functional house decor and seek to purchase more "art".

16. You dream about your characters.

17. Joining an artist/writer's colony looks like a real solution for your desire to be around like-minded people.

18. The postal carrier doesn't have to look for the name at the bottom of Writer's Digest, Romantic Times Book Review, or The Writer to know that these magazines go into your mailbox.

19. The library staff put your fines on a tab.

20. Being a bohemian, starving artist has more appeal than achieving the June Cleaver version of the American Dream.

21. You secretly believe that having an artistic temperament can be charming.

22. You keep a list of snappy retorts for people who take a condescending view of your craft.

23. Life events, coincidences, and mishaps are all grist for your writing mill.

24. You do Barnes and Noble the way some people do Wal-Mart.

25. You can identify with at least five things on this list.

Your turn! How do you know when you're a writer?