The Writer’s Life – in GIF form

According to people smarter than me, there are five stages of writing. Actually, I think there are eight, but that’s just me.

1. Prewriting

The muse whispers in your ear… “I have an idea!”

2. Drafting

And the muse is suddenly on vacation…

3. Revising

Why oh why did I say yes to this mess?

4. Editing

Those suggestions from your editor…

5. Publishing

I’m an author! 

6. 1st Five Star Review

OMG! New favorite author!

7. 1st One Star Review

“Bad writing. Bad Story. Why did I waste my money?! Don”t waste yours!”

8. Realization

that you have to do it all again, and again, and again…