Monday, May 16, 2011

Welcome to the writing zone

I've officically crossed over into the writing zone. It's been a long time since I've been this deep into a novel. NaNo, my usual novel churning out time is filled with in-person meet-ups and online writerly fun. Short story and revision periods are accompanied by critiquing and chatting online with other writerly types. Full on novel writing? Well, I crawl into the back of my writing cave and turn into Gollum.


Signs you've crossed the line into the writing zone:


-You send your kid to school, knowing they don't feel well, so you can have your morning writing time. (Hey, he didn't have a fever, and wasn't throwing up or bleeding. I did tell him I would come and pick him up if he really needed me to.)


-You are a notorious do-not-disturb-before-10am weekend person but now wake up at 7am to write in silence while everyone else sleeps in.


-You have always been night writing person, but when life hands you a quiet morning schedule, you find yourself staring at a wide-awake morning writer person on the mirror. When the hell did this atrosity happen?


-You bring your kid to the money pit known as Chuck E. Cheese on a busy weekend and hand her $10 so you can have half an hour of writing time surrounded by the not quite white noise of fifty pizza-smeared kids screaming in glee. Sadly that half an hour also included turning in the tickets and five minutes of picking out trinkets. (We'll know I'm in real trouble when I sink to giving her $20.)


-And the final nail in the coffin: You are a professional procrasintator but now barely get on the internet because you'd truly rather be writing. (Sorry, all my usual procrastionation sites, I'll be back... eventually.)

7 comments:

  1. lmfao! Love the sending the "not sick enough" kid to school and pizza smeared surroundings.

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  2. Ah I feel you! And yay for deep writing zone - I can't wait to read what you have written! :-)

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  3. *leaves blueberry muffins on your blog's doorstep and tip-toes away*

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  4. @Fred - The bad thing is, school is almost out and then I'll have to find new things to get them out of the house during writing time. Eek!

    @Chrys - you just want to see how much more description I can cram in this monster, don't you?

    Thanks for the muffins, Marion. :)

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  5. LOL! All good signs, Jean. I'm enjoying my blogging holiday but obviously I need to disconnect from the Internet even more :D

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  6. I think I'm there now too, at least getting there! :)

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  7. Grats on the new-found motivation! Send some my way when you have a chance, will you?

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