No writer will ever claim to be a normal human being. We process information differently, we observe life differently, and we feel emotions differently. If you're a writer reading this, be encouraged. Yes, you are weird, and there is no avoiding it. But, there are many writers that can relate to a smidgen of what your life is like as a writer. If you are not a writer reading this, be understanding. We know we're weird, and it would be so awesome if you could just nod, smile, and say, "I'm glad you enjoy writing." It's okay to be weird. Personally, I think it's even cooler if you're weird and a writer at the same time.
1. We may stare at you without realizing it. Sometimes, we see something that reminds us of characters and zone out for a bit.
2. We may also stare blankly at flowers or rainbows, also thinking of something entirely different. (this was to counteract the slight creepiness of that first point.)
3. We may find amusement in odd things.
4. We may not tell you all the details about out writing lives just because of the amount of time that would be needed.
5. We may appear to be in an extensive text conversation when in reality, we are jotting down notes for out next novel in our Evernote app.
6. We may view something in life as a story and find some hidden beauty that others can't see.
7. We may sit in Starbucks and order a hot tea, just so we can get a free refill.
8. We may jog through Barnes and Noble opening random books to read their first line to compare to our own or for possible inspiration.
9. We may be extremely directionally challenged because walking and driving are perfect times to brainstorm ... maybe not the driving part.
10.We always have more words to say than what comes out of mouth. That's the art of writing. What must me said? What should be thought? What has to be screamed to the world?
Being weird is just a reminder that God created us to think and act in different ways. God made me a writer, and the weird part didn't just tag along. The weird was planned too.