I try to spend some time each day surfing other blogs. I’ve come across a lot of writers just like me: they have full-time non-writing paying jobs and/or families to take care of and writing gets done whenever life allows a chunk of time here and there. It occurred to me that writers are like Superman.
Superman lived most of his time as Clark Kent, the unassuming journalist, but when the world needed him, he’d change into his super-cool unitard and cape to save the day. (Tights and cape don’t exactly scream manly-man, but for some reason, it works for Superman.) Even though he was a hero, he didn’t advertise his identity as Superman.
Okay, so we don’t change into a costume to write*, and we don’t search for lives to save**, but we do put on our creative hats to write words that might make a difference, or at least provide entertainment for a time.
Hmmm…now that I look at it closer, I guess wrtiers really aren’t like Superman at all, except that our words leaave an impression on the world and we live in relative anonymity.
* My apologies to The Word Ranger, Ghost Writer, Grammar Woman, or anyone else that may write in costume. Please post pics and comment on your experience 🙂
** If you are a writer superhero, please share your story.
I liked the utter break down of the simile as the post continued.
Mabye we should change into costume to write. Then if someone came by our desk while we were working we could just point to the hat or the mask and get back to writing. Or maybe that would just be rude and antisocial. Never mind.
Thanks for an interesting post.
Hey, I like it! Aren’t writers supposed to be anti-social? Thanks for visiting my blog!