Saturday, October 3, 2009

Top 10 things I hate while trying to write.

It’s been awhile since I had posted a blog. Was not feeling well last week so what time I spent on the computer, I donated to writing.

I thought this would be a fun topic, and not only that, but something that is shared by everyone who writes, published and non-published alike. So here it is.

If you have things that you hate and would like to share, be sure to add into comments so that maybe I can compose a new list, and share with everyone.

Ten things that I hate while trying to write:

10) My husband, who usually is happy watching TV, flops over the back of the couch, arms dangling over the edge, and starts talking to me. No, that is not a bad thing for us to have a conversation (I actually like it), but it tends to happen when I am trying to write.

09) I usually tend to write at a certain time during the day, every day, and someone still calls who I have told of my schedule.

08) The only room that has the space for my desk and computer is the living room.

07) Borrowed from fellow Twitter @jillkemerer Sitting down to write and having telemarketers call three times in one hour.

06) Everything is quiet, words are finally blazing across the computer screen, then school is out for the day.

05) Just getting settled in to write and one of the kids calls because they forgot their lunch money.

04) The phone ringing. Yes, I do notice the trend. You would think that I would just shut it off, but I can’t just in case something happens.

03) The kids are all busy doing something, the husband is busy doing something, I have the living room to myself, I am on a great scene or roll. Then as if there is some form of radar, everyone is suddenly in the living room at once and turning on the TV.

02) My characters play out scene after scene in my head while I am trying to sleep, which keeps me up and then the next day, I feel too tired to write.

And the number one thing I hate…Drum roll please.

01) The scene is vivid, the characters are lively and colorful, and no matter how hard I try, the right words fail to come out as I picture it.