Posted in Miscelaneous Musings, The Writing Life

10 reasons why I might not be a *real* writer

This is all quite tongue-in-cheek, of course. 😛

  1. I don’t drink tons and tons of coffee.  I love the occasional iced coffee, especially if it’s a slushy iced coffee.  Occasionally, I’ll drink caffeine-free herbal teas to soothe my throat for my voice acting.
  2. I rarely stay up late to write.
  3. I’ve never won a real NaNoWriMo which requires 50k words in 30 days.
  4. I don’t have an agent.
  5. I don’t have stacks and stacks (or the ashes of) rejection letters from publishers.  I rarely enter writing contests.  I submitted a short story to a lit-mag and heard back from them once.
  6. I’ve never read Stephen King’s On Writing.  I read a short story by Stephen King once for school, and thought it was okay.
  7. I’ve never been a New York Times Bestselling author.
  8. My books don’t have love triangles in them.  Well, not seriously, anyway.
  9. I’ve never killed my darlings on-page. Not yet.
  10. I think I’ve only sold, like, three copies of my first self-published book, and given copies to four or five other people.
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I'm an artist of multiple mediums, from creative writing to cosplay.

3 thoughts on “10 reasons why I might not be a *real* writer

  1. Woah! What a post full of clichés, lol!
    Good to see you mentionned this dear old Stephen King. And neither have I read On Writing, except the beginning in German and advices on the Internet when desparatly searching for ways to write better.
    However, the most ingenius thing in this post is how it moves from clichés about coffee to serious stuff, like being not really recognised with crazy ton-of-times-said things (love triangle).
    Thanks again for that copy of your novelette you offered me!
    I really hope you’ll get your skills and popularity higher, Allison. Your poems are not in my fav style, but I have to say they constitue what I would expect when reading poetry. You’re sincere enough, show truly your true feelings, and then make them different, amplified in nice words. Also I’m no English poetry specialist, therefore I can’t really judge.

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