Being a writer is like being repeatedly abducted by aliens

Alien Abduction Lamp by mdvisser via Flickr

Being a writer is like being repeatedly abducted by aliens.
You suffer constant episodes of lost time –
“Oh shit, it’s 4:15 already? What do you mean, ‘it’s Tuesday’?!”
You can’t get people to believe your stories –
“No, really! A katana-wielding bugbear. Bestseller!”
You feel like you don’t belong on this planet –
“How can you possibly hate Catcher in the Rye?!”
And, very occasionally, something’s implanted in your butt when you’re not looking –
“DAMMIT, CAT, GET OUT OF MY CHAIR!”


 

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