Here it is . . .
You might be an author if . . .
- You talk to yourself in multiple voices. (And by yourself I mean your characters!)
- You bolt out of bed at 3am because you know if you don't write down that new idea it will be gone by morning.
- You act out the scenes that keeps playing through you mind just to make sure it will work.
- You have arguments with your characters.
- You lose said arguments.
- You browser history consists of things that could get you convicted of many crimes if your DNA is ever found at a crime scene.
- You feel the need to write like you have a need for oxygen.
- You get finger aches from all the writing/typing.
- The voices (aka characters) don't bother keeping up with the schedule and interrupt you with ideas for their stories at anytime. (Including while you're in the middle of writing a different story!)
- You sit at the computer, staring at a black screen for hours because your characters have stopped talking to you so you don't know what to write.
- You have an unusual hankering for Dr. Pepper. (This one isn't a must but it has become apparent that a TON of writers LOVE Dr. Pepper. So many in fact, that I think somewhere there is a connection between the soft drink and authors and creativity.)
And here are other "symtops" suggested by others:
- You're so good at people watching and listening in on other's conversations you could be a spy.
There are so many more! I could work on this list all day long and still now get them all. So, do you pass? Are you a writer? Are you an author?
What "symptoms" would you add to the list?