You know you’re a writer when…
…You purposely eavesdrop in public.
…In public, you make conversations with people who have interesting jobs (preferably a job your hero/heroine has) so you can research.
…One or more of the keys on your keyboard has worn down.
…On public transport, you would rather talk to the voices in your head then the person beside you.
…You would rather write than go out partying.
…Family and friends accuse you of being a ‘Grammar Nazi’.
…People think you’re suffering from PMS, but really you haven’t written in a few days.
…You don’t write because you’re mad at your characters.
…You wake up in the middle of the night and scrabble for the pen and paper you keep next to your bed to write down a scene to make the voices be quiet so you can get some sleep.
…Finishing writing a scene is more important than food, coffee or the bathroom.
…You cannot read a book without a red pen.
…You cannot watch a movie without identifying (out loud) the inciting incident, plot points one and two, climax and dark moment.
…Sometimes when people talk to you, you pretend to listen while you are actually working out a difficult scene from your novel in a thought bubble over his/her head.
…You proofread all text messages before pressing ‘send’.
…You proofread all incoming text messages and emails, edit them, then send them back.
…You introduce you’re manuscripts to the librarians as ‘my baby’.
…You’ve ever said ‘the voices are getting louder. I must go and write’.
…It’s a knee-jerk reaction to correct people’s grammar when they talk to you.
…You take peoples taste in books personally.
…Your spouse leaves you, but you don’t realise until December 1.
How else do you know if you’re a writer?