Tagged by Erin of The Upstairs Archives on the You Might Be A Writer If… project.
Basically I have to come up with four to six symptoms of writerdom, without copying anyone if possible, and two friends to pass the tag on to.
1. You once asked your friend if you can borrow her baby to tell a story to, and also use it as a character in a different story. And the baby spent the afternoon screaming.
2. When one of your characters has to be ill, as a plot point, you catch a cold or headache or whatever it was, in sympathy.
3. Your Google searches include things like “tenuous as a noun”, “tachyon”, “define aggravated murder”, “urban dictionary” (a lifesaver!), “Malastare”, and “Frankie Muniz”. This is for real.
4. You spend a lot of your time trying to use things like the quadratic formula and valence electron theory in your stories so they count as math and chemistry credit. (This applies to homeschooled teen writers only, admittedly, so I get a bonus symptom!)
5. You’ve set up a YouTube playlist titled Epic Writing Music, which includes the Red Army Choir singing the Red October Hymn, a whaldodon-load of stuff by Thomas Bergersen, most of the SW instrumentals, and Ride of the Valkyries. And you use it regularly.
6. You have a minor crush on either one of your own characters, or one of your best writing friend’s. Or both. And you consider a character a hero when very few people have even heard of xir, let alone considered xir remotely important. (For me this is Lord Hastings in Richard III.)
Bonus. You wear opals and peacock feathers and use the number 13 whenever possible, because it’s said they’re unlucky and you like being strange.
In summary: You are strange and you love it.
Thanks for reading! MTFBWY.