Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed . ~ 2 Timothy 2:15

Thursday, April 28, 2011

110 ways to avoid writing, part 2

23.    Count your postage stamps
24.    Look up “Appomattox”
25.    Drink another 12 ounces of water
26.    Play Solitaire on the computer
27.    Clean out your Inbox
28.    Call your mother
29.    Call your mother-in-law
30.    Change your socks
31.    Take the dog for a walk
32.    Take the cat for a walk
33.    Go to the bathroom
34.    Clean your keyboard
35.    Clean out your purse
36.    Clean out your wallet
37.    Surf the ‘Net
38.    Check your Inbox
39.    Re-read all the messages in your “Sent” box
40.    Drink 12 ounces of water
41.    Vacuum the dead labybugs from the floor
42.    Put more ice in your pop
43.    Put your coupons in order by expiration date
44.    Fix a low-carb, high protein snack
45.    Read a chapter in your diet book

Monday, April 25, 2011

110 ways to avoid writing, part 1

It's been a challenging year, health-wise. From carpal tunnel surgery in December to surgery to replace three herniated disks in my neck on June 6, I've dealt with debilitating pain that prevented me from keeping up with things, like this blog. Throw in a couple months of congestion, a two-week bout with a nasty virus, an allergic reaction to a wasp sting, and teaching half-days at the local Christian school. . .

But I'm feeling better now and went through my old files to find something I came up with in 2006 (while I was trying to avoid writing). As you know, we writers are notorious procrastinators . . . so I give you 110 WAYS TO AVOID WRITING (in five weekly parts):


1. Take a shower
2. Drink a glass of water
3. Soak in a bubble bath
4. Pick the lint out of your belly button
5. Shampoo your hair
6. Take a nap (after all, you were up until 3 a.m. trying to meet your deadline)
7. Trim your fingernails
8. Go to the bathroom
9. Trim your toe nails
10. Clean out the toe jam from between your toes
11. Change the burned out bulbs in your ceiling light
12. Straighten up your desk
13. Drink 12 ounces of water
14. Clean out your desk drawers
15. Dust the knickknacks on your bookshelves
16. Take the garbage out
17. Make the bed
18. Put on a sweatshirt
19. Go to the bathroom
20. Take off the sweatshirt and put on a T-shirt
21. Take a walk to the mailbox
22. Alphabetize this week’s grocery list

Come back Thursday for part 2.