Friday, December 4, 2009

Writer's Blog



What does doing the dishes, doodling, and writing a blog have in common?

They are things to do when you're supposed to be writing. When I'm suffering with writer's block, I turn to housework, turn on the TV... 

My favourite time-wasters are Animal Crossing and Webkinz. (Having kids will get you hooked on the weirdest things.) Those cute cartoon characters are so glad to see me and so easy to please. (Well, some of the critters in Animal Crossing aren't easy to please but they are easy to ignore.)

Housework is less fun but it does give you that warm glow of having accomplished something. So what if you now have to work until midnight in order to meet a deadline, the laundry is caught up and and those odd sticky patches on the kitchen floor are gone.

However, the most effective way to procrastinate is to write a blog about writer's block.

3 comments:

  1. I'm guilty of the same time-wasters, plus grocery shopping & going to the gym.

    If I get stuck with writing, I often go back and re-read everything from the beginning - no break, no pen in hand... just read it the way aa reader would. That sometimes helps.

    I also make charts of times and places and sometimes this will make me see a gap and then I get "unblocked" when I recognize a hole that needs to be filled in. Often my chart will be a W5 for the main charcters, and seeing a weakness in the who, what, where, etc. will get the creative juices flowing again.

    Cheers, Jill

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  2. Ah, I've known for years that you were a Little Sister of the Holy Order of Procrastination. So am I. ;)

    Mouse

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  3. seeing a weakness in the who, what, where, etc. will get the creative juices flowing again.

    Work from home India

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