A Day In The Life Of A Writer
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A Day In The Life Of A Writer

What it is like to be a writer told by Gifs

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A Day In The Life Of A Writer
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Writing is fun but like anything else, it has its good days and bad days. Writers can relate to those prolific days, where the story is flowing page after page. There are also those moments where the story comes to an unexpected halt and can be hard to continue from there. The following Gifs are a perfect representation of what a day in the life of a writer is truly like.


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You go to bed the night before with ideas swirling in your head. You are eager to wake up the next morning and begin your story. You know the characters, the plot, the setting, and the main conflict. Everything about this story is planned. You are determined to do nothing but write for the entire day. But first, you must calm these ideas and get a good night’s sleep before the big day.

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The next morning you wake up with a start. The determination and eagerness you fell asleep with last night are still with you. Before your pencil meets your paper you must eat a delicious breakfast to start out the day right. It is almost as if your writing depends on this first meal of the day. A good breakfast means great writing.


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Now that breakfast is done, you can finally begin your writing. The time has come and the anticipation of writing the first word, sentence, page, and chapter is palpable. You sit down at your desk or other comfortable writing space. You take out your notebook, followed by a few of your favorite pencils. The graphite kisses the paper, a letter forming.


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The first couple pages or so, things are going extremely well. You can already foresee the future - visualizing the placement of your best-seller on a Barnes and Noble shelf. The stack diminishing as people purchase your book. Everything still seems perfect.


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Then, it hits you. You begin to overthink everything you just previously wrote, the questions which second-guess yourself. You wonder if this storyline you are trying to form is even a good one. You question if the beginning is that intriguing. The excitement slowly fades out and the first stages of aggravation kick in. Your pencil pauses….


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….the erasing begins.


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….or more like papers are ripped from the notebook, crumbled into a ball before being thrown on the floor, which is close enough to the trashcan, or so writers believe.


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Taking a deep breath, you try again. You think to yourself, that the bad writing is completely out of your system and nothing but good writing is here to stay. Your pencil begins its journey again through the first few pages. As more words are etched into these pages, you feel that excitement build up all over again. The story is back on track and it is better than ever.


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The story is still going awesome and you can not deny how fantastic each sentence is flowing together. Your writing skills are even impressing you. You reach a certain point where you are ready to transport this writing onto your laptop. Your fingers, at top speed, begin typing.


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After the rough draft of chapter one is done, you begin reading it over again. The spelling mistakes and possible grammar mistakes are obvious and you wonder how you could have missed these as you were typing. You begin editing them along with every other detail of the first chapter. You get so engrossed in editing, you have to remind yourself several times this is just a rough draft and even the best of writers make mistakes too. You must wait to edit. You must wait. Waiting is a major key.


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Over the course of the next weeks and months, you devote all of your free time into this story. Even when you are busy with another task, this story is still the only thing that is filling your mind. The resolution of the story is on the horizon and then before you know it, you are writing the final few words of the book. And one of the saddest things about writing is when that final word is stated and a period ends it all. All of those dedicated days and nights to this story and you feel accomplished that you wrote your story. Each word was specially selected by you. Congratulations! You did it!


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