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

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.

1 comment:

  1. Great list, Michelle. I think I'm the queen of procrastinators. One that may not be on your list--read other people's blogs and comment on them--which is what I'm doing now. Still this is a great list and I appreciate it.
    See you in a twinkling,