No You're Not

I met someone today who said, completely without shame or self-deprecation, that he is “writing a book.” And it wasn’t a slip of the tongue like he forgot he wasn’t talking to himself in the mirror because he said it again. You may be composing word salad, or puzzling over a project, or brainstorming a story, but you are never just WRITING A BOOK. Anyone who says they are writing a book is not writing a book.