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Wiling Away the Hours

June 12, 2012

Good morning.

Can two words count as an official blog entry?

So yesterday I had this idea for a story I might like to write. It came to me while I was sitting at work and I figured I’d go home and plug in the laptop and sit on the couch and try and write it for a little while. Instead, I went home and sat on the couch and watched five minutes of Dr. Phil and then about 20 minutes of MLB channel and then I played a few games of solitaire and then I watched a Doctor Who episode (The Empty Child) and when that was over the next thing I knew was I was waking up from a nap. I ate dinner, watched the news and read and now here I am in the morning of the next day.

Total time spent writing the story I thought I might like to write: zero minutes.
Total time spent doing other stuff: 5+ hours.

“The sleeping fox catches no poultry.” – Ben Franklin (noted Minnesota Twins fan)

Ben Franklin picture

Go Twins!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. June 12, 2012 6:22 am

    you are so God damn FUNNY!!!!!


  2. June 12, 2012 8:32 am

    Been there and done similar non writing things. May your writing day go better today


  3. TheOthers1 permalink
    June 12, 2012 10:51 am

    Lol. I’ve been there. Vacation was spent doing other things instead of any focused writing on my story that has a deadline. I brought my computer, but didn’t bother working on it. The list of other things I did was kinda long…


  4. June 12, 2012 11:12 am

    Oh, man! We are psyche-twins! In order to bring more structure (deadlines) to my writing, I decided to commit to a general blog post every Thursday (instead of two per month at random times – a couple of months were skipped entirely) and a writing prompt every Monday. So, I’m writing more, but it’s almost all on the blog. 😦 For me, “my routine” is an oxymoron. Still working on it. Good job with the Writer Power! daily blog challenge. I was chicken.


  5. June 12, 2012 11:16 am

    Oh yeah. I love your pic of Ben-the-Twins-fan. I was chuckling at it and showed it to my husband as he walked by. “They’re playing Philadelphia,” he said. We speak different languages.


  6. June 12, 2012 12:42 pm

    I’ve so done this!!! Here’s to hoping today you get more writing done.


  7. June 12, 2012 1:46 pm

    But doctor who is so fun to watch….. who can blame you for that hour?


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