It’s amazing how much people can change over the course of a few months. The list below is from the Notes section of my Facebook account — yes, Facebook still has Notes. Reading through it, I realise that my mindset now differed from my mindset then. I’m not saying that I’m a completely different person, just that my priorities changed.
I suppose growing up, even the tiniest bit, can alter a person. Nothing drastic, of course… but it’s enough to be felt. Now, I barely have time to write, let alone think about writing, because I’m concentrating on my courses. Ohh, the easiness of youth. *sigh*
Anyway, below is the list. The ones italicised were true of me seven months ago; the ones underlined are still true of me now. Enjoy!
1) you think of your friends as characters
2) you write them into your story
3) you get revenge on people by basing a mean character off of them in your story
4) you have conversations with your characters — the fictional ones, not your friends in the real world — and, most usually, they hate you for making their life miserable (or WAY too exciting for their liking)
5) you have some books you read for enjoyment, some you read for school, and others you read just to get ideas on how to make your stories flow better
6) everyday, you daydream about how to plug today into your story.
7) the end of your pinky is usually stained with ink (if you’re left-handed) or pencil lead.
8) you have way to many saved Word docs in your computer.
9) your drawer is overflowing with copy-paper of your printed stories/filled notebooks.
10) you mentally correct anything you read subconsciously with better words and phrasing.
11) even in the most dire of situations, you’re thinking about how it would be best written
12) you hear a song on the radio and you automatically think ‘Hey that’s a good plot idea…’
13) you constantly play the same song over and over to get into a ‘mood’ for one of the chapters
14) you wake up in the middle of the night to search for a pen/laptop/notebook to write down a story idea because you’re afraid that you’ll forget it by morning Continue reading