- You spend more in paper, printer ink, and books than rent.
- You find your spouse staring at a wall or out the window, thinking. You come by an hour later to find your spouse in the same position, but claiming to have been working hard the whole time.
- In conversations, your spouse tells stories about someone you don't know as if they have coffee together regularly, and when you ask about the person, you discover he or she is a character in a story.
- You find ink pens in the bathroom.
- Your driving schedule for family vacations is determined by bookstore hours. (Ask Hubby about our trip to a used bookstore in Georgia on a drive home from up north.)
- Your spouse scribbles a few notes on a paper napkin while you wait for your dessert at a restaurant.
- When your spouse gets the remote, it's BookTV for the evening.
- The bedroom light stays on at night until your spouse hits his or her word count.
- Your spouse's hands are a neon rainbow from various highlighters.
- When you ask your spouse a question during work time, you get a nod thirty seconds later, but not eye contact. No matter what the question was.
26 January 2010
10 on Tuesday: how to know if your spouse is a writer
[Please note: I use the word spouse in this post because that's my relationship status. I don't mean to diminish other relationships in any way.]