Writin iz harrd
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Yes, it's been that kind of week. You know, when doing laundry or -- heaven forbid -- exercising is more tempting than staring at the work in progress. Le sigh.
At least I'm not moping about it. Too much. There are way too many things keeping me bizay.
Cat time! The kitten of mass destruction got some outside time over the weekend. Hooray! Only now it's gotten all cold again and he won't let us dress him up in a coat and booties. (It's way easier to do with dogs or cats that have been declawed.)
Article writing! Here's a link to a fun quiz on clutter I created: Got Junk?
Squats! Okay, call me crazy, but I do squats while I brush my teeth. I use a Sonicare toothbrush, which takes 2 full minutes to complete its cycle. And I can almost hold a squat for 1:30. The goal is to hit 2:00 without falling over or drooling on myself.
Not entering writing contests! You think this would be easy for me, but it's not. It's hard not to have perfect strangers telling you what they like (and don't like) about the first chapter of my manuscript. But the time not spent entering writing contests I can spend on, you know, actually writing. You know, when I'm not doing laundry or exercising while brushing my teeth. ;)
Paying gigs! I'm fortunate to have clients who keep on wanting me to do more stuff for them, even when I'm having a bad hair day.
Workshops and classes! Now, I will admit that sometimes it can be a hit-and-miss with some of them, but there's something to take away from every learning experience. Even if it's an updated chequebook and to-do list. ;)
Reading! There are way too many books on my to-be-read pile still, but I will get to them all somehow. It's been a good year so far: I've read 7 novels already. (And yes, I'm a slow reader, so don't go telling me how you read that many in a week.)
What about you? What keeps you bizay when the words aren't going your way?