1. If your passionate writer zones out in the middle of a conversation, don't be alarmed or offended, simply allow them to run to their journal or laptop. When they return, they will be more coherent and may be able to contribute to the conversation in an intelligent manner.
2. Same goes for when they zone out during a song. Please allow your passionate writer to do the steps above.
3. If you do not allow the passionate writer to have "writing time", they may do one or all of the following:
cry, pout, squint, cheeks may turn red, they may throw things, have a fit, just act frustrated--really, just allow them to have their time.
4. Do not, I repeat, do not call their passion a hobby. This only furthers the frustrated fit that is described above.
5. Do not tell them to be aware of their priorities. Again, see the frustrated fit characteristics above.
6. When they are writing, do not ask questions, interrupt, tell them to "not be long", or hog their laptop. This may lead to more drastic behavior. Things definitely will fly.
7. Do not point out what needs to be cleaned. The passionate writer is aware of what is going on, just allow the space. These chores will get done.
8. Be aware that the passionate writer has enough feeling of guilt (of not spending time with their loved ones)when they take time for themselves. Be happy for them, and show that you support them. If they want to talk about their passion, at least look interested. They harbor a ton of self doubt, looking interested may boost their self esteem.
9. If the passionate writer speaks to themselves, do not call the local mental institution. They are working out scenes. It sounds better to them when they speak aloud.
10. Love your passionate writer. They love you. They just have a lot going on in their head.
Did I miss anything?
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving/weekend. I ate too much, but that's okay. How was your weekend?
If you missed Writing the Next Line go here. I will post the final draft next week. BTW--great job guys.
Also, on Wednesday--Talli Roland's Take over Amazon Blogsplash. I will be posting about it on December 1st. December--yikes.
Picture has nothing to do with the rest of the post. It's just cute. Plus, winter is coming.
Artwork by Kaitlyn McCaneHave a great day!