Nearly a year ago, I wrote a post called A Writer’s Life as told by Joey Tribbiani from the hit TV show Friends. About nine months later, I did another one called A Writer’s Life as told by Ross Geller. Not only am I a super fan, but so is my sister and she has requested that I do another one for Chandler.
Of course, I couldn’t say no, so . . .
When you think of a new book idea, but you’re in a public place . . .
When you think of a new plot twist that will stun your readers . . .
When you realize that your clever new plot twist will change the whole plot line . . .
When you struggle with writing sex scenes . . .
And you finally finish what you believe is a masterpiece . . .
When your spouse says you can leave the house and write for the whole day . . .
When you pretend that you are in control of your characters . . .
But then they do something you hadn’t planned on . . .
When your hero reveals himself to be the stud you had first imagined him to be . . .
When you are finally editing your first draft . . .
When you get up to write and then remember your writer’s block . . .
When you stay up late to see if you can get past your writer’s block . . .
When you try to justify stuffing your face instead of working through your writer’s block . . .
When your spouse tries to use your computer . . .
When you finish your final draft . . .
When you want your beta readers to agree with you . . .
When you are in submission limbo waiting to hear from an agent or publisher . . .
When you keep getting rejections from agents and publishers . . .
When your editor wants you to delete your favorite scene . . .
When you finish your final edits and its ready for publication . . .
When you get a creepy fan letter . . .
When you get a bad review that is overly harsh or where the reviewer corrects you on facts . . .
When people ask you if they can read your novel for free . . .