Sooooo, read it. Enjoy it. After you have done that you should click the “read more” button on my blog if you want to hear my commentary on the list that this guy made. But before you read it: I loved it and found it very enjoyable!
1) “Anyone can write a book.”
I won’t discourage anyone from trying, in fact if you want to than go ahead. But saying this to someone who has spent a LOT of their time on the book is a bit condescending. It makes me want to say “Oh yeah? What have YOU done?”
2) “You said you want to write for a living? No, really, what do you want to do?”
I can’t even begin to describe how much I actually think about this one! Now that I’m in 11th grade I have to start thinking about college *shudder* and what I want to study. I would love to become a professional author, but… money!?!?!
3) Since you like writing so much, will you write this essay for me?”
Hehe, cute. I have enough on my plate to write an ESSAY for someone. Besides, writing an essay and story are VERY different.
4) “You must have a lot of free time to write all those books.”
Lol, I WISH!. Finding time to write is HARD and when I do a lot of the times I fall into the trap that is the internet.
5) “Will you write me into your book?”
I have been asked this A LOT. The conversation usually goes like this: “You wrote a book?” “yup.” “Put me in it!” “….uh….. maybe.” I actually put a shout out in my acknowledgements to all of those people that have asked me this.
6) “Have you ever considered publishing your book?”
I have and I did :D :D
7) “I hate reading.”
I’ve actually had people telling me this. My father and brothers don’t read much either (I know, shocker). In fact (prepared to be even more shocked) my father has only read one book in his entire life. His second one will be “The Dream Prison”… He’s still workin’ on it though.
8) “So are you, like, a psycho soon-to-be serial killer to spend all that time at your computer?”
Actually… No one has said this one to me! (first of the top ten never to say to a writer), but I can actually see it’s relevancy for those that ask. I was researching some things for a project I’m working on (A book that is not part of the Dream vs Reality series) and I left my tab up on my mother’s ipad. Later there was a shout through the house: “WHY is there a list if serial killers by country on my ipad!” THAT was a fun one to explain.
9) “Are there vampires in your book?”
NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!. SOOOOOOO many people have actually asked me this! And I just look at them like “really?!? Is that ALL you read?”
10) “Aww you’re writing a book? That’s cute.”
“Yeah you try it sometime and see how cute it is!” HAH. Well, actually I don’t have much to say :P
HOPE YOU ENJOYED!!!