Because You Are a Writer... corner total strangers in elevators and share with them the sordid details of your latest villain's origin story. get up early and stay up late. cause your cousin to never speak to you again one Thanksgiving because you are so "opinionated". see your spouse give you that look that says "Ok, I get it.  Can we move on?" alienate your friends when the novel is almost done and you just have to finish that last chapter. nitpick over the word "because" or "however" or ten thousand other conjunctives. wake up in the middle of the night, leap out of bed, grab a notebook and lose three hours of sleep.

...your mother is really the only person who understands you. have a metaphor for everything. are able to crank out thousands of words of nonsense and rely on revision later. cry when you kill off one of your own characters that YOU CREATED. actually think about bringing your laptop to Sea World. announce an event for your next novel on Facebook THAT IS TOTALLY FREE and fret that people say they "won't be attending".  I mean, IT'S A FREE BOOK! Tweet, Tweet, Tweet. are seen as a curmudgeon. get all excited about cover art. hear people giggle when you talk about your blog. make the world a better place. must, must, must, write. are rare, wonderful, interesting, and need to stop reading this and get back to writing.

Before you do, feel free to add to this list.  I found it rather therapeutic.