Becka's Babble

Ramblings of a Romance Writer

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #23 ~ 13 Ways You Know You're a Romance Author

Just in case you've ever "wondered" if you're a romance author, here are the telltale signs... :)

You know you're a romance author when:

1.) You go to only to check your sales ranking.

2.) You cuddle your book in print closer to your breast than you ever did your own newborn child.

3.) In the same vein, you fondle your book in print more than you fondle your DH.

4.) You begin thinking of your book as your "baby".

5.) If someone should dare badmouth your "baby", you come to its rescue like a rabid mother bear.

6.) You refer to your fictional characters as if they were real people.

7.) You check your publisher's website for *their* sales ranking of your book.

8.) You get emails from freaky fans asking to "talk" and "roleplay" with your fictional characters. (You scoff...)

9.) You scan the romance shelf at the bookstore and think, "I know her, and her, and HER, and oh man, she's a beeyotch. And her, and her...."

10.) You grin, because the blogs you frequent are also sacred haunts of Nora Roberts.

11.) You secretly wish she'll notice your greatness and ask to write an anthology with you.

12.) You publically and gracioiusly thank a reviewer who thought your book reeked of fromage, but in private, you break dishes, yell at the kids, and bite DH's head off.

And finally...

13.) You know you're a romance author when that royalty check comes in and it's more of a "reality check".

Are you a romance author? :)



At 3:49 PM , Blogger Sniz said...

I'm one! *waving high, fast, and long*

At 4:11 PM , Blogger Donica Covey said...

I am SOOO a romance writer. I can relate to most of those.


At 4:16 PM , Blogger Happy Mama to Three said...

So loving #13.


My TT is up and running enjoy

At 10:22 PM , Anonymous Damozel said...

I always love reading the remarks of seasoned writers when I come to T13.

At 2:51 PM , Blogger Allie Boniface said...

Oh yeah...the day my first novel was released, I absolutely felt as though I'd given birth (OK, not physically. But emotionally and mentally? Yup.)

At 9:07 PM , Blogger Jennifer McKenzie said...

I am officially a romance author. *sob*.
Especially the reality check. LOL.

At 4:38 PM , Anonymous Nicholas said...

As far as 2 and 3 are concerned, it doesn't have to be romance that you write!


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