Monday, October 22, 2007

Writing Avoidance

It should be noted that I don’t believe in writer’s block. I do, however, suffer from writer’s avoidance. Here are several sure signs of the affliction:

1. I do massive amounts of laundry. This isn’t so bad since I’m sure my family generates more laundry than the rest of the free world.

2. I clean the refrigerator. There’s no mistaking this one. Why else on God’s green earth would I want to do that? Ick!

3. I suddenly think watching the whole first season of Medium is a good idea. Of course, I’m in love with Joe Dubois. Or is that Jake Weber? Or is it Joe Dubois? Heck! It’s just a good thing all around…unless I need to write.

4. I am the chattiest email buddy in the world. So tell me to shut up and get back to work, wouldja?

5. I decide my dog needs a walk…even if there’s a blizzard.

Right now I have 4 out of 5 avoidance measures in action. I’d have a perfect 5 if not for unseasonable warm weather…

Children: Both still living despite their best efforts. Homework avoidance a 7 on the standard 1-10 scale. Parent torture, AKA conferences, at the end of the week. Life sentences of no video games may ensue.

Loads of laundry: 8

Words Written: 1,200


Bronwyn's Blog said...

Joe Dubois/Jake Weber is ALWAYS a good idea no matter how many words you have or haven't written. Seriously,I heart me some Joe/Jake.

Smut Girl said...

OH my god! I love him. Loooooove him. Only for a year or so, I didn't know he was Jake Weber. I thought (dear god) *He* was Miguel Sandoval (I think I spelled that right). So, I would tell people that I was in love with Miguel...and they would look at me oddly...and then one night I imb'd Miguel...hunh. That is so not who am in love with. Anyway, you didn't need to know that. Did you? No one on earth needed to know that. lol.

Carry on with your avoidance. Mine comes in the form of laundry, fat wiener dog walking, and Buffy, Monk, CSI, and books on CD.
Sommer Marsden