Sunday, July 31, 2011

Top 10 Things to Do Rather Than Finish Your Manuscript

10. Clean the garage that hasn't been cleaned in almost 8 years.

9. While you're in there, sweep.

8. Once you've swept, time to hose everything down.

7. Don't actually remove anything, just hose it all - it'll eventually dry.

6. Take all the things that are now wet, that you've decided you don't need, and immediately load them into your car to go to Goodwill.

5. Ditto with the recycling.

4. Stop what you're doing and drive to both Goodwill and the recycling center.

3. Come home and not really be in the mood to finish anymore.

2. Finish anyway.

1. Start in on the outdoor toy box.


Dee said...

Yes! Yes! Yes!

I'm like you Carrie, when I decide to move away from the computer. I bop like a pinball between one thing and another and every task becomes, as this did for you, at least 10 separate decisions. I enjoyed reading this immensely.

kario said...

And when you've finished those ten things, find ten more. Or someone who will give you a */$% deadline so you have to put your butt in the chair and write, already.

Love you and your clean garage!

Tanya Savko said...

It's really terrible how much I can identify with this...spent the entire weekend doing the exact same thing!

Denise Emanuel Clemen said...

This mad me laugh. It gets harder when your kids are older. Now my excuse is my mother. Maybe we just oughta write......

Amber said...