- Open Word program
- Wonder why it has reformatted itself to do something completely different
- Try to figure it out, give up on figuring out why em-dash won't appear and work around it
- Get mad and google how to do em-dash without hitting "--" twice. Learn new way
- Check out other people's tweets
- Get irritated with the person who updates 10 times in a row. Seriously?
- Type a sentence or two. Maybe three if I'm feeling froggy.
- Check out Facebook
- Then check out my blog
- Now have to look at other people's blog
- Tell myself to focus, write a paragraph this time
- Play with my dog, take her outside. Refuse to take the K-9 outside because he chases squirrels and there is nothing like a trained $9000 + dog running down the street
- Sit back down, stare at Word and try to remember all the good ideas I just had while walking my dog.
- Find myself on Amazon discussion forum, lurking and reading people's comments
- Then go lurk on QT for awhile
- Back to facebook
- Yell at myself for being on facebook
- Commit to writing at least 1-2k words without clicking on a webpage
- Halfway through prior commitment, see something interesting on tv.
- Laugh my butt off at the "Hey you, wood chucks. Stop chucking my wood!"
- Must facebook comment someone with, "Hey you, wood chucks. Stop chucking my wood!"
- Lurk on various websites, then stop when I realize I'm being a lurker.
- Just realize I haven't checked my email in awhile
- Ohh email time - respond to email, giggle at beta comments, see editor email and get excited
- Then realize I needed to actually write some more. Do that.
- Get a new scene in my head. Stop writing what I'm writing and skip ahead to new scene
- End night
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Things I do when I should be doing something else
This is how an evening of writing usually works for me.
Posted by Jennifer L. Armentrout at 9:26 AM