Saturday, June 11, 2011

I Should be Writing

I sat down at the computer to work on Book 2, but I've found so many other things to distract me.  I have to check me email, go through the forums, check my email again, check my bank account, check my ebay & etsy accounts, check emails again...the list; she goes on and on.

Frankly, I don't like to write much at home, when other people are in the house.  I know how I get.  Once I immerse myself into that other world, it's dangerous to try and yank me out of it.  I might kill a body.

I'll be rolling merrily along, working happily on my book, when my sweet, well-meaning husband will come up and hug me.  I almost bite his head off.

"I'm busy," I say without looking up.  I try to shrug him off, but he loves me, poor fool, and he hangs on until I turn around and snarl at him.

David gives me that hurt puppy-dog face, but I'm too annoyed at the interruption to feel bad about it.  "I wuv wooo," he says.

"Great.  Thanks.  Now go away."  I turn back to my computer, but he doesn't leave, so I can't concentrate.  I spin around, eyes flashing and smoke streaming from my nostrils.  "WHAT??  What do you want; what do you need; why are you here?"

Sadder puppy face from David.  "I just--uh--it's after midnight.  Did you want to hang out, or get something to eat, or watch a movie?"

I feel a momentary twinge of guilt, but I'm trying to hold some brilliant snippet of dialogue in my head, and every moment I waste outside of my book-world brings me closer to forgetting it.  So instead I make a growling noise and turn back to the computer.  "Later," I mumble.

It goes on like this for awhile, and it often starts a fight of some kind.  I know I'm being mean.  I know he's sweet and wonderful.  But my characters are in an end-of-the-world-type situation and flashes of brilliance wait for no one.  Which is why I hesitate to do much writing when we're both off work and at home.  That's Dave & Becky time.

But tonight he's in his man-cave (the garage, outfitted with a fully-stocked bar, refrigerator, pool table, poker table, dartboard, big-screen TV, and surround sound system) with his friends.  So I sat down to fiddle with my book.  And distractions abound.

Ok, I'm going to try to get some actual work done.  G'night, everybody!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I hear ya. It's amazing just how many blogs and forum posts I NEEDED to read last week. Chapter 13 is languishing as I type this. I will leave right now and write 500 words.

    I'm going now.

    In a minute.

    Really.

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