You Know You’re a Writer When…
It’s 2:00 am and your building fire alarm is going off for the first time since you moved in.
You quickly get dressed for the cold night air that will embrace you if the alarm is real.
Despite the interruption to the best REM sleep you’ve had in weeks, you’re clear-headed enough to know you shouldn’t spend time gathering belongings; everything is replaceable.
On the way out the door you grab two things you always knew were important:
1) Your Wallet
2) Your Car Keys
And then it occurs to you that there is one more thing, one irreplaceable thing, worth the risk. You add a third item to the mental list and grab it on your way past your writing desk:
3) Your Portable Hard Drive
If you’re lucky, you’ll find yourself back in bed in 20 minutes with a brand new understanding of the important things in your life.
I’m one lucky writer!
What would you grab on the way out the door if you weren’t 100% sure you’d be back?