So, when you are a writer and you occasionally (daily) spend too much time on social media, you may start looking for writing wisdom and inspiration on Twitter. Unfortunately, I must not be like other writers because oftentimes these memes completely miss the mark for me. For example:
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.
Trust me, I’m perfectly capable of writing complete crap in the middle of the night. Am I the only one? I’m awakened by a sudden, brilliant stroke of inspiration, stumble to the computer, and feverishly type, convinced I’ve solved all my plot problems. The next morning, I’ve got nothing to show for it except a headache and bleary eyes from losing sleep.
The scariest moment is always just before you start.
Just before I start, or just as I get started on a new book isn’t the scariest time for me, at all. It’s actually the most fun and exciting moment! When ALL the possibilities are still open and I haven’t written myself (or my character) into an impossible corner. The scariest moment is when I have a deadline looming and a plot hole the size of Texas staring at me.
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
Exactly! No, I mean it. This meme works perfectly. Absolutely. Positively.
What’s your favorite inspirational quote, or the best—or worst—meme you’ve seen on social media? Please share in comments.