20 Memes About That #writerslife
In an era when jokes are subject to strict political correctness, memes tend to be a pretty safe zone. Maybe that’s because it’s agreed that it’s all in good jest and not to be taken seriously. Though, most things aren’t, but will be anyway… In the meantime, we gotta laugh while we are still allowed!
Writer demographic corrections are probably a time away for PC. Nevertheless, it is only a matter of time before these will be censored, too. Until then, let’s see how long these 20 memes can “safely” help us relate to and laugh at our #writerslife.
Some of us are lucky enough to have people in our life who can tolerate our weird. Some of us even have others who actually like it! If you’re not in the above categories, that means you need a writing community so you can at least share your ideas with others who suffer the same. Who knows, maybe you guys can feel lonely together!
TWhen we’re focused enough to actually get writing done, we tend to regret the effort. But, we shouldn’t. We have to remember that there are multiple drafts in writing and the first always sucks. That doesn’t mean we suck, ourselves. Unless, y’know, we actually do.
Of course, good writers are also good readers. If not, we can’t really learn the ways of the storyteller. As much as we want to believe we’re born with such brilliance, we just need to admit that we probably borrowed that idea from someone else. Well, stole…we steal…but it’s accepted…no questions, please.
Nor is it the day to start exercising or dieting. Those start on “someday”. Nevertheless, it will happen and we’ll become best sellers. Y’know…someday…
Remember when you used to write for creativity, release, and reflection? Back when writing still came easy? Then, someone suggested you become a “writer” and you naively pursued the idea—not knowing that “being a writer” has less to do with writing and more to do with surmising over not being perfect at it. Yeah, those were the good-ol’-days…
Most of us dream of dream of being paid authors. Not just occasional flow, but a steady money stream. So, we work hard and publish with the resources we have available. Most of us are at the mercy of reader browsing for pennies here and there. But, not all writers are as humble and patient! Or, dumb (maybe).
While we want to believe that it’s and inherent talent to be a writer, the reality is this. Fiction stories are the sh*t we make up when doing everything but writing. Mostly because it helps us escape the horrible reality of, well, reality. And, the ugly people who aren’t sweeping us off our feet with praise, bombs, and romance.
Yeah…all those fantasies that writers sit in their beach house or library and peck away at their typewriters with a high stack of manuscript is mostly that—a fantasy. The real authorlife is less beautiful than Jude Law up there!
Yeah, it’s become a thing. Writing that means something will be rejected more than accepted. Unfortunately, the better our writing—the more mature—the less chance we have. So, we have to take what we can get. At least that means we can milk it with less effort and guilt now!
Times have changed now that anyone can write a book. While that’s a tragedy for readers, it’s a green light for us writers! Remember, if these writers—those who wrote those lines—can make tons when writing like that, imagine what the rest of us can do! #HopeForHumanity
Or, creepy. Or, suspicious. A little off. The list goes on. *rolls eyes* Hey, sketchy personality made Stephen King and Tim Burton millions. And, the Mad Hatter says all the best people are crazy. Take that, Normal People!
Hey, good characters will draw out those emotions in readers. Though they may hate us at first—the readers and characters—that’s a sacrifice we writers are willing to make. For the sake of good storytelling! Such martyrs we are!
Every great story has to start somewhere! It’s the getting it to go anywhere else that makes it hard! For some, two sentences is even hitting the ground running!
You finally did it! The procrastination has passed and someday has come! You’re finally going to write that second page! But, as you do, and the next, and the next, that doubt kicks in and we start to realize that writers procrastinate for a reason!
It’s like the Haunted House at Disneyland. Our writer brains can be the most magical place on earth—until it gets dark, creepy, and downright evil! Being such, when we’re in there, it’s so easy to get carried away in all the wonderful ideas we can do! Even though, as writers, we probably won’t do them due to, again, doubt and/or procrastination. Man…we really should work on that.. Group therapy or something…
Naturally, the bed—and any other area of relaxation—is the most likely place we writers will develop our best ideas. Some of us will ruin the moment and pursue the idea right then and there (staring at the phone in bed at night can be productive!) But, there are those of us who understand how important sleep and calm is. Those are the smart ones who try to make notes anywhere they can so they can address it later. Eventually, both will be sleep deprived sooner or later.
Not everyone will like our work; it’s a hard reality. However, the fact that they’ve even picked up the book—and potentially paid to read it—is enough for me!
There’s something so gratifying about checking things off a list. No matter how little or important, being able to make your list shorter feels so productive—even when there’s not much on it.
We all have that reference that we can’t seem to break. For some reason, anything we do will connect back to it. It’s like that phrase or character that applies to everything. Sometimes, it’s annoying if you use it too much. Though, that may not necessarily stop you from using it…To hell with it; if it works, it works. *shrugs*
Eventually, we have to do it: we have to read our work after that first draft. It’s always hard, no matter how good we write. Especially if we got feedback during beta-reading; especially if that feedback was negative (which isn’t the end of the world, remember!) When you get there, these steps will help you through!
I don’t know about you
but I find these memes and the others (#storyofmylife) are hilarious. Maybe I’m just a horribly insensitive person? But, that’s what makes me an interesting writer, right? 😉
So, what are some memes that keep you laughing at yourself as a writer?
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