- Essential Supplies: You will run out of paper and/or toner/ink jet cartridges etc when you're trying to meet an urgent deadline.
- Deadlines: These are never set as far into the future as you would like. You will always be getting your work out at the last minute (join the club....!).
- Powercuts: Never happen at a convenient time for anyone. Yours will happen just as you were about to save a mammoth writing session. You will lose it and have to redo it. (This will only happen the once though as after that you will become paranoid about it happening again and will be selecting back up options every five minutes!).
- Reading: You will never have as much time as you would like for this as (a) you're trying to do your own writing and time is limited and (b) when not writing other factors get in the way. On the rare chance you do get to sit down and read, you will feel immensely guilty over it and feel as if you really should be doing something else.
- Writing Conferences: You will never get to go to as many of you would like (cost grounds!) and the ones you do get to, you will find your classes are in rooms that are as far apart as possible so you have to walk quickly between them to get to the next one on time. You will often fail in that aim!
Murphy's Law - that rule which says if anything can go wrong, it will - applies across all kinds of professions and situations. Murphy's Law for writers could include:-
I'm Allison Symes and write fairytales with bite, especially novels and short stories.