I got thinking today about life in general and I wondered how many other writers feel the way I do. It seems I'm either working like crazy, on a roll and consumed with my characters and plot, or I'm frittering away the day. This led me take stock of what I actually do when I'm not working. Here is what I came up with.
This is a good starting point but then,
All...righty then, let's try something else. I know! How about some Cheetos? A little boost always helps get the juices flowing, right?
There, that should do it. I'm ready. Let's see...um...maybe...naw.
Okay, I have nothing to say. I get it. Maybe I'll do a little housework, just so my day isn't a total bomb.
So, I take down all the drapes in the dining room and living room. Toss them into the laundry room and wash a total of 4 windows. Now this may not seem like much, but 1 window is huge and the other 3 all tip in so I have to clean both sides. Inspired, I then clean the glass on on the hanging pictures. Whew! Now I'm here.
But, I shall persevere! A little liquid refreshment is now in order.
Ah, sweet! I throw a load in the washer and continue.
When I come down from my sugar rush, this is where I am.
Okay, maybe Cheetos and Pepsi weren't my best options. I shall prepare a nutritious lunch. Something to sustain me through the afternoon.
I return to my laptop, give myself a stern talking to and imagine something like this, just for inspiration mind you.
Sigh, he's right of course. I should be writing. In fact if he were sitting right next to me I'm sure I could be inspired to compose an incredibly sexy scene, and I'm sure the words "Don't Stop" would be in there somewhere. But alas, nothing, zip, zilch, nada. So... I paint my nails...
And read a little...
Check my email...
Play a game...
Read Facebook post from all my friends and...
Ah, time for a snack.
Oh wait, wrong snack for the kind of day I've had.
Wait! I know, I can look for some really cool pictures just in case I need them. At least the day won't be a total waste.
So there you have it. A day in the life of a writer, at least this writer on this day. Hey, I got a blog post out of it. Tomorrow I shall begin again as they say,
This page, Stevie Spouts Off, will be reserved for my rants and raves. See the teapot at the top of the page blowing it's lid? Well, sometimes that's me. I plan to use this page to vent as well as cheer, so if you like witnessing meltdowns, this might be the page for you.