We are writers.

We are writers.

Our innocent country walks; our grocery trips; our meditations -are narrated. “Lush greenings brush against…” “So stands the stoic milk…” “Thus, she found herself…”

We can subsist on very little, although it must be a consumable accessory to a keyboard or notebook.

It’s perfectly normal and reasonable to find we’ve only left our desk to curl up somewhere, muttering about a “block” or “wall” or “J.K. Rowling.”

Time does not exist. Dishes do not exist. Why are you asking about the dishes?

Words are all that matter.

Therefore, we are also readers. Don’t bother us during or after a book. Blinking blearily, we’re likely to assume you’re less real than the world between the words. And we’ll bite.

To those still wishing understanding or attention: practice a straight face, prepare encouraging remarks, clean the kitchen, bring something chocolate, and stay away until THE END.

Sometimes, we are human again.

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31 thoughts on “We are writers.

  1. Norah July 9, 2021 / 1:02 am

    Great advice, Chelsea – stay away unless you’re bearing chocolate.

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    • Chel Owens July 9, 2021 / 7:11 am

      πŸ˜€ I feel like I need a support group after reading some books.

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  2. Hobbo July 9, 2021 / 4:47 am

    Excellent post Chel. I concur. We writers can be a temperamental bunch πŸ˜‚

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  3. Jim Borden July 9, 2021 / 6:22 am

    while I can relate a little to what it’s like to be a writer, the reader part certainly hits home. and who cares about the dishes? πŸ™‚

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  4. D. Wallace Peach July 9, 2021 / 10:03 am

    A lovely description of what it means to be a writer. I get in that “zone” and the entire world fades away.

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  5. Michael B. Fishman July 9, 2021 / 11:15 am

    Very nice. For me, except for subsisting on very little and J. K. Rowling, it’s very accurate. Especially the narration.

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    • Chel Owens July 9, 2021 / 12:01 pm

      I’ll admit I subsist on a lot lately… I think many aspire to be as commercially successful as Rowling, though we don’t seek it the same way.

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  6. Jules July 10, 2021 / 8:36 am

    Yes, writers are human… especially between the lines πŸ˜€

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      • Jules July 11, 2021 / 7:02 am

        I’d rather not think about what existed before indoor plumbing!!

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  7. Lebogang Shazzygal Malatji July 13, 2021 / 7:59 am

    Writers are human after allπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    • Chel Owens July 13, 2021 / 8:37 am

      That’s right! πŸ˜€


  8. acflory July 16, 2021 / 4:35 am

    You’ve said it all, Chel. I’ve been known to bite, but chocolate hath power to soothe the savage beast. πŸ˜€

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