9. They never say, “I've always wanted to write a book, too. Maybe next month I’ll have time.”
8. They talk you off the ledge when you receive another rejection and have decided you are wasting your life trying to be an author because they never let you give up, even when you want to.
7. They secretly hate Hemingway, too.
6. They never say things like, “I wish I had time to write.”
5. They don’t read your masterpiece, hand it back and tell you it was real cute and they loved it. Instead, they bleed all over it with a red pen to help you make it even better.
4. They never say things like, “Haven’t you been working on that book for like three years now? Why aren’t you published?”
3. They don’t think you’re too emotional. Or crazy or ??? They think you’re perfectly normal. Just. Like. Them.
2. You can call them at 3 a.m. because you scared yourself silly trying to write about a ghost and they are not asleep, either.
1. They never tell you to get a real job.
Do you have any other reasons?
Anne Rhoades is a freelance writer and copywriter by day and fiction author by night. She is currently collaborating with fellow author Patricia S. Cook on a collection of horror shorts. Check out her website/portfolio at www.annerhoades.com or tweet @anne_rhoades.