12 Things to Tell Your Family When They Ask (AGAIN) Why You’re Not a Bestselling Author Yet

I forgot how to write. Yep. I have no idea how to do it. What?

1. I forgot how to write. Yep. I have no idea how to do it. What?

2. Bestselling author? Who’d want that??

3. Writing is hard, dude.

4. Sometimes I almost finish books and then I just abandon them and start new ones. I hear it’s a common issue.

5. I DON’T WANNA.

6. The Green Brothers keep writing books and stealing my spot.

7. It’s taking so long because GENIUS CAN’T BE RUSHED.

8. I have this procrastination problem? I’m thinking of seeing someone about that.

9. Oh, I also have this problem where sometimes all my fingers spontaneously break and then magically heal.

10. I’m almost done!

11. I’m secretly a bestselling author under a pen name? No I can’t tell you what it is??

12. I’ll let you know when I’m close. I’ll get there someday, I promise. :)


Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is a staff writer with The Cheat Sheet, a freelance editor and writer, and a 10-time NaNoWriMo winner. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food and nerdy things.


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7 thoughts on “12 Things to Tell Your Family When They Ask (AGAIN) Why You’re Not a Bestselling Author Yet

  1. Love this!! I’ve gotten some comments about my choice in major (I study creative writing) and totally agree that humor is the best way to shut down a weird situation!!

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