According to Elizabeth Hand, these are the symptoms of being an artist:
1 – Interested in everything, generally, and nothing specifically.
2 – Feel like you might die in a 9-5.
3 – homework?
4 – can only commit fully to your own projects.
5 – mostly only interested in your own ideas.
6 – have a burning unyielding desire to make stuff constantly – it doesn’t even matter what.
7 – an inability to find work day tasks important.
8 – A weird mental misfire that prevents the brain from associating survival with a paycheck.
Read the rest of her hilarious post here.