This list compiled by Gina Ardio has been making the rounds with writers and it cracked me up because a lot of it is true. See if you recognize any of these:
If your partner is jealous of your computer ...you might be a writer.
If you've spent ten hours in your pajamas, drinking coffee, and consider it a productive work day ...you might be a writer.
If, in the throes of passion, you pretend to be your heroine ...you might be a writer.
If your first thought when you suffer an illness or injury is, "I have to remember what this feels like!" ...you might be a writer.
If you plot an annoying acquaintance's grisly murder ...you might be a writer.
If you're the only person in the emergency room jotting down details of the staff's activities...you might be a writer.
If you've crawled into a car's trunk to see how a dead body would fit ...you might be a writer.
If you spend over $50 at the bookstore and call it research ...you might be a writer.
This last one reminds me of the time my husband and I received one of our very first credit cards statements as a married couple. He saw the bookstore charges - $30 here, another $40 there, and solemnly informed me I'd spent almost $100 at bookstores that month. True, I told him. But if we were looking at entertainment costs, we should also look closely at the cable bill with his movie channels and the ESPN network that broadcasts 20-year-old football games. His entertainment/my entertainment. We haven't worried about it since.