January 4 Question: What writing rule do you wish you'd never heard?
Writing rules that are stupid yet I still somehow seem to feel the need to follow:
- Real writers have million dollar advances, are interviewed by Oprah and are driven around in chauffeured limos to sold out book readings.
- Real writers have a writing room/writing cottage on the beach (or in the mountains) where they have floor to ceiling shelves full of classic literature. They retreat alone to these writing cottages on the beach (mountains) for months at a time to write and only stop occasionally to eat when the local town's food delivery service arrives.
- Real writers write every day no matter what.
- Real writers don't waste time Netflix binging.
- Real writers don't question whether they are a real writer.
Those are my rules for being a writer.
I am well aware that they are all made up and self imposed rules that are impossible for 99.99% of writers to follow or ever achieve.
But, they are still what I am working toward.
Except for number 4 because Orange Is The New Black should be coming back to Netflix very soon and I'm not missing that for anything or anyone.
Except Oprah. When Oprah calls I will hop on a plane faster than she can say book club!
This post is a part of the Insecure Writer's Support Group, a monthly meeting of writers who over think, under write and just want people to like them