Wednesday, August 7, 2013

IWSG: 10 Signs of the 8th Original Sin - WRITER'S ADULTERY!!

 
I've read ALL about your evil deeds in your IWSG posts, and now...
I'm exposing you to it!
 
THE 8TH ORIGINAL SIN -
WRITER'S ADULTERY!!
 
10 SIGNS you're a sinner sinner chicken dinner:

1. You see a blank paper/screen, & go stir crazy:
"Oh baby, you're gonna be a good time!"
 
2. At night you toss & turn thinking about it:
"Maybe I should do that...no wait...or I could do...it's so wrong but feels so right!"
 
3. Your lover sees you writing/typing & wonders why you never touch them like that anymore:
I'm sorry, but, my fingers are sore! Maybe a massage another time...like in nine months?"
 
4. You're so consumed with your new wip relationship that you can't fathom housekeeping:
"Don't worry wip, I only have cleaning eyes for you...editing."
 
5. When you include love scenes, you feel like you need a smoke:
"Wow, wip...that was am-az-ing. Let's do it again in chapter 9!"
 
6. Your family questions who you were with all night:
"Wip is my life! It needs me! You just don't understand."
 
7. You gain weight just to please your wip:
"I'm eating this chocolate and soda because you told me we work better when I do. I only wanna make you happy!"
 
8. You cry when you two fight & aren't communicating:
"I love you, don't you get it? Help me, help you...help me...help you."
 
9. When the wip relationship has peaked, you show yourselves off to the world:
"Isn't wip everything you wish you had, but don't?
My wip is so beautiful, I make myself jealous!"
 
10. You will kill those who offend your lover, wip:
"What do you mean it doesn't make sense? Rewrite our love? Never! It's perfect. You're so threatened it's sickening!"


So...have you sinned the 8th Original Sin of
WRITER'S ADULTERY??
That's freakin' hot!
Please...go into details while I enjoy that chicken dinner!

50 comments:

Murees Dupé said...

Brilliant! I am so guilty of every single one of these! I have seriously committed writers adultery.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hahahahaha, very funny!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Tammy this was an amazing post. Please do few more such posts in the future. I laughed throughout.

Pat Hatt said...

LOL think we have all been there. Except my ocd makes me clean.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I make myself jealous - that was hilarious!!

Tammy Theriault said...

I SEE SOME SINNERS!!;)

M Pax said...

Most definitely. My Husband Unit often feels abandoned.

Emily R. King said...

Haha. :)

S.P. Bowers said...

Big sinner baby. I tend to cheat on my WIP with other story ideas.

Natalie Aguirre said...

So funny and true. I confess. I'm guilty.

Johanna Garth said...

I liken it to having an affair...not that I would know, but my relationships with my WIPS tend to be very passionate! Sounds like we're on the same wavelength there.

Tammy Theriault said...

THANKS FOR COMING!!

Andrew Leon said...

Nothing comes between housework!

klahanie said...

Hey tam-bare,

Arggghhhh!! More flippin' lingo. You forgot "ms" "flash" fiction and "NaNoWriMo"!

Still you're consumed with your relationship with a "wip". Okay!

My comment, apparently, is a wip. I wish you well in all your wips, tam-bare.

Of course, I'm a rebel. A grammar anarchist. You are definitely a grammar anarchist, um Tammy.

Thank you for your "I Was Seeking Gary", contribution. It brings a tear to my eye.....

Aldrea Alien said...

Seriously, do you have cameras set up at my house or something?

M. R. Buttars said...

It's like you know me or something. ;)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

You are such a genius!!! Chocolate really does fuel creativity...I won't feel guilty about that!

Tammy Theriault said...

THANKS ALL FOR STOPPING BY AND BASKING IN YOUR WRITING SIN! :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Hilarious! The chocolate pic was gold.

Cynthia said...

I know what it's like to choose my WIP over house chores!

Lexa Cain said...

I love your silly post and especially the two cartoons. LOL Those were so funny. Thanks for the laughs - we all need them desperately. :-)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

HA! Too funny! Oh yeah, this ol' lady still has it... I thoroughly enjoy those hot rendezvous with my wip. (No whips, though.)

T. Drecker said...

*hehehe* None of those describe me, not a single one. (Uh, lying is a sin too, huh?)

Suze said...

Full-on laugh at eight. You nut.

Crystal Blake said...

LOL!!!!!!!! Very, very funny. So good and so true! Loved the way you described it. I'm definitely a Writer's Adulterer, maybe with a bit of beast mixed in? (Interrupting me and my wip = scary.) Don't know how you found my site, but I'm glad you did. I'm following you, too.

Thanks for the comment on my blog!
www.crystal-blake.blogspot.com

Tammy Theriault said...

THANKS FOR COMING!!!

celeste holloway said...

LOL!!!!! Guilty! :D

Morgan said...

Ah-hahaha!!! Tammy, you crack me up! This is soooooo funny!!! And too true!!!! Very clever. :D

Mark Means said...

Definitely some sin going on around here...lol.

Great post :)

Tonja said...

Love it!!!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

LOL! House cleaning is overrated anyway.

Tammy Theriault said...

IM ENJOYING THE CHICKEN DINNER SINNERS!!

Christine Rains said...

Love it! Hope you're enjoying your chicken. It's pizza night for me. Pizza helps me write. And chocolate, chips, cookies, cake, and brownies. I do it all for my WIP!

Pk Hrezo said...

LOL... love it!! I'm guilty of all of the above... especially #7. When I dedicated myself to writing a few years ago, I gained like 20lbs. Ugh. I'm just now getting back into shape again. But my old WIP was worth it, don't you know. ;)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

LOVE it! Yes I have, and then some (which can't be mentioned in public). LOL

Mark Koopmans said...

#9 and the quote: "My wip is so beautiful, I make myself jealous!" was bloody brilliant :)

I cracked up.

No, I did.

PS... Love the new blog profile pic... it's very "you" :)

Samantha May said...

You're brilliant :D

I'm in a love triangle with coffee and my wip...not sure who's gonna win this one.

tfwalsh said...

These are great... I love them all:) Very clever.

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

That is so hilarious... you almost make me jealous of your relationship with your WIP. I just about feel like in "Jerry Maguire" when the football player told his agent something like, "Why don't you talk to me like that?" or whatever he said.

But, to tell the truth, at the moment, me and my WIP do have a pretty solid relationship. There are some areas we're still growing in, but it's all good. :) Writer’s Mark

Neurotic Workaholic said...

That's so funny, especially the part about gaining weight to please your wip. I'm eating a chocolate chip cookie as I type this. :)

Tammy Theriault said...

EATING AND TYPING, THAT'S A CLASSY WOMAN!

Michael Di Gesu said...

YOU ARE TOO HYSTERICAL!!!

My visits here are just too fierce... i RELISH in them!

Tammy, I always notice you do interviews, and I have never wanted to one more of YOU!. You've got to pop by my blog and be a guest. I INSIST!

Your humor is FLAWLESS!

If you do, I may even break out my 90's running shorts, just for you... tempted? PLEASE.... don't you like a man who begs ...

DMS said...

This was hilarious! I have sinned and this cracked me up. :)
~Jess

Mark Noce said...

LOL! What a great list:) I don't think I ever thought of it quite that way before.

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! I'm familiar with #5... ;)

Tammy Theriault said...

I LOVE TO HANG WITH ALL THESE SINNERS!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Well, crap. Here I thought I'd avoided adultery, but I see it was just a different kind.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Mina Burrows said...

Very funny and totally true. :)

Medeia Sharif said...

Lol...boy, am I adulterous.

Pat Tillett said...

This is pure classic stuff...