Wednesday, April 14, 2010

you know you're a writer when . . .


. . . you're sitting staring at thirty tabs open on firefox - all to do with Fishbein's theory of planned behaviour, or theories on unconscious motivations, intrinsic versus extrinsic, and barriers/attitudes/expectations, which you're supposed to be playing around with to come up with a half decent theoretical model for your PhD and instead you think . . .

wow. . .

This is so applicable to a writer's experience

*shoots self*

God sometimes I wonder where my parent's got me from! :)

7 comments:

notRuairi said...

It's much nicer to think we all come from imagination rather than incubation. Everything else we create originates from our imaginations (writings, paintings, songs, wicker baskets, home-made jewellery, cookies, knitted scarves), so why not babies too? Physically, we may just be a product of genetics but mentally we could be children of experiences, miracles, ideas and art.

16.16 is my romantic time of the day.

Emily Cross said...

Well, I'd say my parents found me under the cabbage patch but it would be nice to think of it the way you put it notRuari.

I guess we're the product of nature via nurture, a mixture of our experiences and genetics.

Or a chaotic mess, eventually finding a linear line. . .

Postman said...

Holy jumping Jesus. I DO THIS. I'll have something like sixteen tabs open, most of them Wikipedia, ranging from a theoretical breakdown of Immanuel Kant to the history of gunpowder to the scientific implications of nanotechnology, a list of megafauna from the Mesozoic era, Shinto as applies to Japanese swordsmanship, and get this: it'll ALL be research for my novel.

I never feel like I want to shoot myself, though. It feels more like I'm getting drunk. Drunk on knowledge.

How about that? We're writers!

Emily Cross said...

Postman - oh i wish the 30 tabs had to do with my novel - i love researching it! But the tabs were meant to do with my work, yet even though I'm meant to be thinking about work, my mind always wanders back to writing lol.


I think that's also an indication of being a writer :)

Leigh Russell said...

That picture is exactly how I feel sometimes... ideas popping out all over the place, and suddenly they all come together and make sense.
For me, that's being a writer.

xoxo said...

haha! you know your a writer when your staring at a blank piece of paper waiting for beads of blood to sweat through your forehead or divine inspiration; whichever comes first.

Emily Cross said...

Thanks Leigh and xoxo, re affirming the idea that yes, i must be a writer :)

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