I’m Gonna Party Like a Writer!

Published March 8, 2012 by Maryanne

writers strange

Everyone’s heard the phrase, “Party like a rock star.”

Now, even more decadent, perhaps, “Party like a porn star.”

One might imagine that to party in such a way would be something extremely over the top, like lots of alcohol and/or drugs or perhaps a threesome. Depending on where you are at in life, that may be an enticing fantasy. But for those of us who have been there, done that — or simply not interested — I’m coining a new phrase, “Party like a writer!”

While “Party like a rock star” can mean the old cliche, “sex, drugs and rock and roll,” the phrase, “Party like a writer” can mean a classier old cliche, “wine, women and song.”And since writers are known for creativity and imagination it can mean so much more than that. In fact, it can mean anything you want!

To a writer, just getting up in the morning can be a party. Think about it, you don’t have a typical 9 to 5 schedule. You make your own hours. You don’t have to answer to a boss. You can go for a bike ride and have the whole park to yourself at 11 a.m. when most kids are in school and most people are working.

And the work itself is a party too! I love writing so much, if I didn’t have to worry about giving my eyes a rest, I’d write double the amount I usually do! When I write, I feel emotions equal to that of catching a buzz while drinking beer, kissing someone you love and snuggling with a pet. When I write, I lose all track of time and reality and enter a world of surreality! It’s a gift from God that I will always cherish!

To party like a writer is an endless celebration of your talent.  The joy of: meeting another deadline, of having another article published, of having another magazine come to your home with your name in it, of meeting new editors and publishers, and so on. It just never ends!

Unlike rock stars and porn stars, writers never have to worry about getting old. Writing is something you can do until you die because you’re simply sitting at a computer and letting your thoughts run wild. And growing old simply means getting better at your craft. There is no expiration date on a writer. And a writer’s party lasts forever.

Party on, fellow writers!

3 comments on “I’m Gonna Party Like a Writer!

  • Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
    I read this post in one breath. ‘The work itself is a party.’ Very true.

    And nothing feels better than having the whole park to yourself at 11 a.m. when most kids are in school and most people are working.

    I envy the way you write 🙂

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