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What Kind Of Writerly Snack Are You?

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What Kind Of Writerly Snack Are You?

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  • 1. 
    First thing in the morning you:
    • A. 

      Brush the crumbs off your sheets, snuggle back under the covers and check your e-mail.

    • B. 

      Head out for a jog or to that daybreak yoga class.

    • C. 

      Make your bed, wipe the counters, clear your browsing history and feel great about all you've gotten done so far.

    • D. 

      Coffee. More coffee. And ice packs for the bags under your eyes. Thank goodness going out all night is worth it.

    • E. 

      Check all the industry blogs, your e-mail, twitter, your e-mail, Publisher's Marketplace, your e-mail.

    • F. 

      Stretch. Pause. Breakfast in bed, perhaps? Or maybe omelets on the sunny veranda.

    • G. 

      See if anyone's announced a deal or a new agent or engagement or birth or vacation . . .

    • H. 

      Are still sleeping.

  • 2. 
    You follow:
    • A. 

      Every agent, editor, writer, publisher, book review and writing advice blog out there.

    • B. 

      Nothing and no one.

    • C. 

      A select few high-quality writing blogs.

    • D. 

      Whatever's funny and friendly to read.

    • E. 

      Writing blogs, sure, but also food blogs and green living blogs and political blogs.

    • F. 

      Your friends' blogs. And you comment on every post, even when they're blatantly rubbing their only three pound pregnancy weight gain in your face.

    • G. 

      I can hardly think straight long enough to worry about other people's blogs.

    • H. 

      Everyone! I love being so involved with the process. Jumping up and down when people succeed and sending virtual hugs when they don't.

  • 3. 
    A tweet you might write is:
    • A. 

      Out at Club Bounce with Charlotte, Jerry, Tate, Peter, Randy, Heather and Ben. Whoop!

    • B. 

      Just finished making myself three new suits. I love my dress form.

    • C. 

      "Seek the best in life, for any less is not worth your time" - me.

    • D. 

      What's up?

    • E. 

      Off to the Farmer's Market for Sea Beans!

    • F. 

      @friend So, did you hear back from that editor yet? I'm on the edge of my seat for you!

    • G. 

      Three links today for amazing writing advice on my blog: www.writelife.wow

    • H. 

      Someone told me twitter was fun. This is dumb. Closing my account.

  • 4. 
    If you didn't write young adult, you would write:
    • A. 

      Non-fiction.

    • B. 

      Adult genre, for the fun.

    • C. 

      Obscure literary. The real deal. Go starving artists!

    • D. 

      Upmarket/Book Club women's fiction.

    • E. 

      Whatever's hot in the publishing world.

    • F. 

      Poetry. And angry letters to exes.

    • G. 

      Short stories for Chicken Soup for the Soul.

    • H. 

      Romance.

  • 5. 
    When your sorta writing bestie announces her/his mega big book deal, you:
    • A. 

      Tip your hat, but mourn that they Sold Out.

    • B. 

      Order another round and stare at your own manuscript in dismay.

    • C. 

      Force a smile and congratulate, but secretly wonder how THAT book ever made it past the gatekeepers.

    • D. 

      Cheer. Good news is GREAT news!

    • E. 

      Send e-cards with lots of exclamation points.

    • F. 

      Go ballistic. You've been waiting FOREVER for this moment!! How could your life get any better, really?

    • G. 

      Send a hand-written congratulatory note.

    • H. 

      Compulsively hit refresh on Publisher's Marketplace until the deal is posted.