Twitter is just about the best thing to ever happen to me. I follow people and I get links to awesome stuff.
Like this post Six Signs You're Not Ready To Make A Living As A Professional Writer. I laughed until I threw up. Okay. Not really. I just liked that line. It has a nice ring to it.
Plus it conjures up some really disgusting mental images that multitask as hilarious. Anyway, thanks to a Tweet by Lilith Saintcrow, I found this blog post and I was entertained for a few minutes.
And then it stopped being funny. Why?
Because those are some legit reasons, neighbors of mine. And they scared the spit out of me. They're just so honestly true. I don't think any of those reasons apply to me (except for the times when I claim to have "writer's block"), but I still recognized that he wasn't kidding.
Sure, the whole post was funny and I laughed like a loon, but there was an undercurrent of truth that I couldn't miss. It's sobering to hear these things from the blog-mouths of professionals. You can't shrug the points off.
Since I've just gone off on a rather depressing tangent, I'm going to leave y'all with this. Enjoy.