Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Meaning of Literary

Feeling literary means...

  • You lose your appetite or don't think to eat.
  • Your desk is littered with papers.
  • Your papers are covered with red ink.
  • You throw your clothes on the shelf at the top of your closet instead of hanging them up neatly.
  • You spend most of your free time typing with a purpose.
  • Your shoulder muscles ache.
  • You daydream constantly.
  • You create stories from the simplest things, like seeing kids walking home from school.
  • You sometimes catch yourself believing you are actually in your story and know the people whom you're writing about and whom you've created.
  • You sleep in until eight o'clock because your writing and imagination have drained you.
  • You sleep in until eight o'clock because you stayed up until midnight working on your novel or your magazine. :-)
(Did anybody notice what time I posted this?? :-P)

"Genius burns, Jo!" :-)

9 comments:

Marie said...

LOL!!!! I totally understand! : ) For me it means people will catch me staring blankly into a sink full of dishes, my lips moving as I (filling in for a character) carry on a conversation with another character. : )

Hope you slept in this morning. : )

Melanie said...

LOL! That's hilarious, Marie! Yeah, I forgot to mention something along that line, except I usually do it in the mirror. :-)

BTW, I actually slept until 9:00. ;-)

Bethany A. said...

Haha!! Sometimes I get in those moods but I almost never WRITE when I'm in them!:D
~Bethany
P.S.untionve

Alaina said...

So chatting isn't the only thing you do late? :D

Melanie said...

Now Alaina! You are giving away all my secrets! JK ;-)

Teddy said...

Hee-hee... *fingers crossed behind back* Really Melanie, I have NO idea what you're talking about!!! RIIIIIIGHT!! That's so funny, I do a lot of those things too, but, like BGA I often "get in the mood" at inopportune times and am unable to put them to use!!!

Rosebud said...

As I've said before, it isn't only authors who walk through the house carrying on conversations with people who aren't there. :P But you definitely are a literary person, and I am definitely not.

Ana said...

As a fellow writer I know what you're talking about. ;) We lead such a hard life. *Joke*

Hanne-col said...

All very, very true. Sounds like me.

~ Hanne-col