Tuesday, June 29, 2010

i done been tagged!

dawn, one of my favorite bloggers of all time, has tagged me with "seven things i love about being a writer".

here goes:

1) it makes me feel like i'm a very productive person!
whether i've written a hundred words, or twenty pages, i walk away from my computer feeling like i've accomplished something.

2) i get to be in charge.
ok, ok, usually my characters dictate what needs to be written, but for the most part i'm in control. there are no orders or directives from other people and no one looking over my shoulder and telling me how i should write what i want to write.

3) i get to do lots of time wasting web-searching, so long as i call it research.
i'm one of those people who always has 3 or more tabs on my internet browser, which i switch back and forth from continually. sometimes i'll only manage half a sentence before i'm compelled to check out the awkward family photos site. i'm not ADD by any means, though you'd bet money i was by my behaviour in front of the computer screen.

4) i've met some amazing people on my journey to be published.
if i wasn't a writer, i would not be reading 70% of the blogs i follow. and i would not have had the extreme pleasure to become friends with some of these bloggers.

5) it helps mi be less "me-centric".
alright, motherhood has done this more than anything, BUT having crit partners and beta readers forces me to look at someone else's perspective and opinions. it gets me out of my own head (as fabulous a hangout it is) and allows me to look at my work more objectively.

6) it makes my morning cuppa taste better!
i've been a tea drinker for most my life because i absolutely love the stuff. but nothing has made my first cup of the day taste better than sitting in front of my computer reading over what i'd written the day before.

7) it...completes me
believe it or not, for years i fought the writing bug. for a very personal reason, i never wanted to live under that label. but i finally succumbed because i had to. it's who i am, and what i do, and it feels incredibly wonderful to live it.

thanks again, dawn, for tagging me!
and everyone reading - consider yourself tagged!


SkippyMom said...

#8. You are incredibly good at it! :)

And I get to say that because I have been reading you for quite a few years and you are so engaging I found myself anticipating your next post.

Can't wait for the first book! :)

Hugs to you.

Johnny Rojo said...

Why would you not want to live under that tag? I've enjoyed your writing immensely for several years now. You're right to wear that label proudly now.

Christine Fletcher said...

I especially relate to #2, 3, & 4! Although I've had to disable my network connection sometimes, just so that I have to concentrate on the writing and not flit away to research something that can wait.

Carrie said...

When you have a way with words, like you do, you should absolutely share them with people like me!! I'm glad you decided to write them down!

Dawn said...

Awww. You're such a sweetie. Muah!
Loved your answers, especially your last one. Writing is a part of me, too. And having read your stuff, I believe very much that the world needs more Mi - even when if you're a little me-centric.

mi said...

skippymom - thank you so much! of course you are one of those blogging buddies i never would've met if i didn't become a writer!

johnny rojo - sent you an email with an explanation :)

christine - i might have to follow suit and do the same! the progress on my revision has been slower than it should be!

carrie - that is very sweet! and even if you didn't say such nice things i would still love you forever!

dawn - you have no idea how much what you said means to me :)

Random Thinker said...

Whether you accept the label or not you are most definitely a writer. Your blog was one of the first things that got me hooked on reading and eventually blogging myself. You are smart, funny and and insightful. Can't wait to see your first published book so I can tell people... Oh, I've been reading her for years.

Kirsty said...

Yay! Love it. I couldn't agree more with everything here!