This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!Buzz·Posted on Jan 31, 2015How Great Writers ACTUALLY Spend Their Time At The ComputerFind out what "I've Been Writing All Morning" really means.by Ben PhilippeCommunity ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Meticulously Assembling Their GOODREADS Reading List & AMAZON BOOKS Wish List Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BECAUSE A GREAT WRITER should study the greats and this fool just gave a one-star review to David Mitchell's 'The Bone Clocks' and needs to be told some truths. 2. Checking SUBMITTABLE For Updates On Their Submitted Short Stories Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BECAUSE A GREAT WRITER understands that patience is a virtue... and that rejection is the fuel of great art... and maybe get off your ASS and hire some more reading interns, Electric Literature! 3. Tinkering With That Genre-Defining First Novel (Release Date: May 2018) Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BECAUSE A GREAT WRITER knows that the protagonist meets his long-lost sister at the train station... and then learns about the letter in the next chapter--no, wait--was it the other way around? ...GODDAMMIT, it was all so clear in my head last night! 4. Researching MFA Programs and Creative Writing PhDs Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BECAUSE A GREAT WRITER does not require more than a $15,000 living stipend as long as (s)he gets to attend the occasional Zadie Smith reading... right? 5. Assessing The Competition By Googling Former Writing Workshop Classmates Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BECAUSE A GREAT WRITER is secure enough to champion the work of fellow writers and their thinly-veiled biographies about their secretive dad and childhood tree house... or whatever the f*ck. 6. Reading a NEW YORKER Story To Understand Current Trends in "Literary Greatness" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BECAUSE GREAT WRITING apparently means cold coffee, hot beer, and a lot ellipses on a New England porch. The end. 7. Looking Up The Process To Becoming An English Lit Teacher Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BECAUSE A GREAT WRITER understands that impressionable youths considering the craft need guidance and wisdom that only they can possibly provide. 8. Turning On An Internet-Blocking Software And FINALLY LETTING THE MUSE LOOSE! Woo! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BECAUSE A GREAT WRITER is capable of focus, restraint, and yes, only twenty-three minutes until you can tweet about your progress...maybe you'll even have gotten a couple of new followers! 9. Experiencing Vivid Bursts of Hope When Their Story Updates from 'Received' to 'In-Progress' on SUBMITTABLE Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BECAUSE A GREAT WRITER is capable of unrelenting optimism that borders on delusion. Next stop, Oprah's Book Club, b*tches! 10. Momentarily Considering Going To LAW SCHOOL After All Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BECAUSE GREAT WRITERS occasionally have very persistent mothers that forward LSAT newsletters to their inbox.