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21 Things That Will Make Sense To Writers

"How's the book going?"

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1. When your story has a strong beginning and end but no middle:

2. When you think about the characters you've created:


3. When people ask you how the writing is going:

4. When you're revising:

5. When language drives you crazy:

Therapist: what's upsetting you? Wife: he's always using common phrases incorrectly Me: cry me a table, Linda

6. When you reread:

Twitter: @MaryAWriter / Via Disney

7. When the entire process is too overwhelming:

8. When you're researching:

9. When you haven't had time to socialize in months: / Via 20th Television

10. When you just want to be valued:

A barista spends 3 minutes making you a $5 coffee, you tip them. A writer spends a year writing a book, you complain that $4.99 is too high.

(But what book is $5 these days???)

11. When you hate yourself:

12. When you can feel yourself procrastinating but you can't physically stop: / Via Netflix

13. When you finally buckle down and get to work: / Via Nickelodeon

14. When you inevitably hit a wall: / Via Netflix

15. When you cringe at your old writing:

16. When your brain starts to eek out of your ears:

17. When people ask what your book is about:

18. When inspiration comes at the worst times:

19. When there aren't enough stimulants in the world: / Via Warner Bros.

20. When you decide those 30,000 words you wrote don't fit the plot:

21. And when you realize that maybe what you're writing isn't total crap after all: / Via 20th Century Fox
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