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  1. It gets in your blood and you can’t stop.
  2. You’ll never watch another television show, movie, or play without dissecting it.
  3. It’s a lot harder to write than non-fiction.
  4. The more you learn about the craft of writing the harder it gets to read poorly written books with great potential.
  5. If you’re not careful you begin speaking like your characters.
  6. You feel guilty when you’re away from the current WIP.
  7. Marketing is a big, big part of the job.
  8. It really is a job.
  9. You can’t take a vacation without hunting for a new story.
  10. Your bum gets numb when you lose track of time at the computer.

What do you wish you knew about writing before you started writing?