Drunken Hamster President . . .

So what do writers do when they are avoiding their Work in Progress? Read on and find out!

I invest time in the most reliable and well-respected Untitled designintensive test engines known to humankind – the Facebook profile quiz – and this is what I found out…

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The future …

My perfect job is president! I may even get my face carved into the side of a rock. Oh, and I’m going to be a drunken old lady who smokes cigars when I’m 80 years old… and I look like a hamster.

So, there’s that.

Here’s the cool thing, I’m already serving as president for the Skagit Valley Writers League (SVWL). It’s a great way to meet other authors and strike up a conversation about what they do when they’re avoiding work.

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Little bastard ready for a fight…

Oh, I just might pick up cigar smoking in the future, but for now, I’m staying away from the stogies. And I don’t really like hamsters. They’re too sneaky, the little bastards, and will more than likely bite the crap out of my finger as give me a kind, gentle stare with their cold beady eyes. (Told you I didn’t like ’em.)

I suppose the real question here is why I’m having trouble working on my current story. It may be that I’ve been editing too much. Editing and creating a story actually come from different parts of my brain. This is a lesson I’m learning about how to tend that particular creativity. Most likely the answer lies in the laying down of expectation and opening myself up to wonder. Writing, being an author, isn’t easy. It can be – when a person is in the groove – but mostly it’s hard work and requires excellent butt glue (to keep me stuck in the chair and write!)

I’m wondering what you do when you’re avoiding putting words on the page? Let me know in the comments.

And now back to writing . . .

Journalist
This isn’t really me… remember, I look like a hamster…

 

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