Inspired by a cardiologist friend who was checking out what Google users think of doctors, I thought I’d procrastinate working on Book 2 by playing with my search engine (not a euphemism).
What does the world think of writers? I typed in “Writers are” and waited for the auto-complete.
Hm. While I’m know some writers are “crazy*” (*waves*), and I think probably some writers are. . . um. . .oh right, forgetful, I disagree with the third whole-heartedly. Ever seen a baby come into this world holding a pen? I hope not. I checked with my doctor friend just in case, and he agrees.
But these answers aren’t really the greatest. I’m hoping for something a little more . . . oh, how to put this. . . ego-boosting? So what about novelists? Okay, Google, do your thing:
Are novelists considered employed???? I told my doctor friend and he was like “Wow, put some ice on that BURN, this is my professional opinion btw.” Then I asked him if he was a novelist who was a doctor also; he asked me if I was crazy, and I was like “WHY DON’T YOU GOOGLE IT.”
I needed to feel better about myself so I went back to Google a third time, trying “authors.” This time I was vindicated!
Rockstars??? Wow, AWESOME. But. . . then. . . I wondered. . . .
Ugly? NOT COOL???
So about this time I decided to stop procrastinating and find something more productive i.e. flattering to me personally. But wasn’t there anything Google and I could agree on? As it turns out, yes there was.
Alright, Google. As long as you’re good to readers, I can forgive.
*”Crazy” is NOT always the preferred nomenclature here, just a tip, but this will have to be another blog post for another time.