Pros and Cons of Writing a Book

Pro: You are writing a book! And books are awesome.

Con: People asks you what your book is about and you have to decide between two options.
Ignore them or awkwardly mumble until they go away OR Open your mouth, start explaining and my, my! Look at the time. You've been ranting and fangirling about your book for 75 years and that person who interrupted you is now a skeleton leaning against the wall.

Oops.

Pro: Look at you. Creating characters out of thin air! (Or out of ten straight cups of coffee.)

Con: What? Wait? Come back. Bad characters, bad. Why can't you just LISTEN? I CREATED YOU. Now BEHAVE!

Pro: Look at me! I'm typing! I'm doing it.

Con: Ok, I'm actually on Pinterest

Pro: Learning about new things as you research for your story

Con: Two words. Search Engine. Do things like "How long does it take for a dead body to decompose" "Poisons" "Baby names" come up

Pro: You can literally use the excuse "I'm a writer for anything"

       Why are you walking around a graveyard?

       I'm a writer

      Why are you buying so much coffee?

      I'm a writer
   
      Whats with your search engine?

      I'm a writer.

      Why is there a dead body in your....

     Writer!

You see?


Con: Actually doesn't work on that last one (No, I don't know that from experience.)

Pro: You can write whatever you want. There is nobody telling what to write or how to write it

Con: People asking you what your book is about and trying to tell them in a way that will
 A.) Sound intelligent and actually convey a little of what you are working on
B.) Not scare them away by casually saying. "Oh, assassins who will kill you and then go have a cup of tea because death means that little to them.......Hey wait. Don't run away. They're cool, I swear!"

Pro:  You can start a blog and make posts about your WIP instead of actually writing it

-Mary Kate-

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  1. Hahaha, these are all soooo true

    Catherine
    catherinesrebellingmuse.blogspot.com

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    1. Especially the search engine...
      (Hey look it's me, and I'm actually responding to comments. How crazy is that?)
      -MK

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  2. YEP. These describe writing to a T! And my characters come out of caffeine, so yes, ten cups of coffee! XD

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    1. Now that I am a writer, every time I look at a book I think "How much coffee did this one take?"

      And then there are the ones that mention coffee. The writer was drinking coffee as he wrote about coffee.

      (And I am drinking coffee as I write about authors drinking coffee while writing about coffee.)

      -MK

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  3. I love this. This made me smile. Great job. Plus, who doesn't like sarcasm? Great post. :)

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    1. The only problem about sarcasm is when you're around sarcastic people all the time and then you say something sarcastic around someone else and they think you were serious.

      -Mary Kate

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    2. Lol, that might be a problem. But it happens. Sarcasm is worth it, lol. :)

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  4. Haha, such a hilarious post :D

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  5. Lol! These are so true! *smiles and then grimaces*

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    1. I know, right? I especially relate with the search engine one. So many baby naming websites, lol. Just naming websites in general. And I might have searched odd questions. :)

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  6. These are painfully true. Lol
    "I'M A WRITER!!!"
    After you lend your laptop to your cousin, you're on your sister's laptop and you say "Can I write?" Then when your sister looks over your shoulder, and you've gone from coming up with a plot to being on your emails. Sad but true. Lol
    Oh my GOODNESS. I don't know where I'd be without name generators. Well, I come up with pretty cool names *cackle*
    I think this may be one of my fav posts you've done. Lol

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    1. Here's another one: When you write: "He opened the door with swagger." ---- you're so proud of yourself after you write it. Even though it's such a little thing. Lol
      I'm sure we've all done it. That's a clue that you ned to take a break. xD

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    2. Your favorite post I've done? I'm touched.
      :)

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    3. I can relate so much. Usually the posts that I can most relate to are my favorites. You did a good job. ;)

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  7. Oh my gosh, I love this! Every one is so true!! ���� especially the search engine one--"Mom, I swear its just research for my story!" ��
    Definitely one of my favorite posts on your blog. ��

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    1. Aww. Thank you.

      I'll have to try and do another one in the future.

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  8. Omg I loved this! Made me laugh, and so relatable! XD

    Indigo
    indigoskysblog.blogspot.co.uk

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