Hello Writer-Readers. Here is another guest post from long-time KCWC friend, Diana C Derringer. This one is both thought provoking and fun, and it’s a perfect reminder to get yourself registered for the upcoming online conference to be held this June 17th-19th.
You Might Be a Writer
Guest post by Diana C. Derringer
For a long time, I hesitated to call myself a writer. I had a few manuscripts published, attended writer conferences, and received occasional compliments on my work. Yet, I still felt uncomfortable wearing the writer label.
Then I started noticing several strange habits. None of my friends had them, but I seemed obsessed with them. Those weird ways finally confirmed it for me. I guess I’m a writer after all.
What about you? You might be a writer if:
- You get out of bed in the middle of the night to jot ideas in the dark.
- You stuff extra notepads and pens in your backpack, pockets, or tote before vacations or weekend getaways.
- You see every landscape, season, person, and activity as a potential story.
- Your fireproof file cabinet holds as many writing folders as photo albums from pre-digital camera days.
- You text with proper grammar and complete words and sentences.
- You edit personal emails and private messages.
- You can find The Christian Writer’s Market Guide faster than your phone.
- You notice editing errors in everything from newspapers to novels.
- You spend an entire day worrying over that one word just beyond your grasp.
We writers are a strange lot, aren’t we? But I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Diana C. Derringer is an award-winning writer and author of Beyond Bethlehem and Calvary: 12 Dramas for Christmas, Easter, and More! Sign up for Diana’s weekly blog posts on Words, Wit, and Wisdom: Life Lessons from English Expressions for some fun and informative word lessons. Visit Diana’s website at: https://dianaderringer.com.