500 Words, then..

But first, I need some coffee. Oh, and I can check facebook while the tea kettle raises the steam. Hmm what about the marches on Washington today? I need a composting bin. Wow, too many options. Can’t I just make a pile. Water’s done. Pour pour pour, drip drip drip. Mmmm. Blacker than night, than dirt, than my pants but much tastier. 

Ok, back to writing. Well, maybe after I check e-mail. Ugh nothing but junk mail and blog post notices. Ok, let’s read some. Dum de dum, interesting, not interesting, interesting, what?

Ok back to writing. Maybe my music is distracting me. Oh let’s pick a few more new albums for the playlist. Love Spotify. Except when it pauses, or crashes, which isn’t very often. Wow it’s getting light outside.

Focus, focus. 

Wow I got a paragraph done! I think I deserve a couple games of russian solitaire.

Well, maybe three.

Ok, back to writing. Sheesh this is a lot of work. What comes after this paragraph? Oh, ok. Love the Steep Canyon Rangers. And, well, the Atomic Ark by Lalu was radical too. Focus, focus.

Three paragraphs! Wow. I’m cranking. Wonder what’s happened on facebook. Oh, lol, that’s a funny comic. Whee, nice picture. Love that photographer. I never really liked the Arctic Monkeys before but this new album is good.

Back to writing. Wait, what about e-mail, maybe my editor has gotten back to me. Nope. Anything in my Spam filter. Hooray, congratulations, no spam here. That’s what I’m talking about.

Focus. How can I focus when I need to go to the bathroom. Be right back. I’m gonna get these 500 words in today. I know I can. Echo echo, water fall, flush.

Sheesh I wrote a longer blog post than I did for my book. Does that count?

  1. got a good snicker from this – and I needed a good snicker

    gotta be a novel about trying to write a novel

    I embarked on a similar mad adventure recently, how about: I think I prefer poetry and short stories.

    • tyroper said:

      Thanks. I like your poetry for sure. You have an excellent sense of beat.

  2. u2djd said:

    Sounds like me in my head:)

  3. Just starting out with blogging and this is, more or less, how my day. Having trouble finding 500 words to put together is pretty tough, especially in the beginning. I do find myself getting distracted here and there, but over all, I feel for you, as I try to write and find myself getting out of my chair, then returning over and over again. Thanks for the post

    • tyroper said:

      I guess this happens to us all. 😉

  4. I’m laughing and feeling bad because I’m reading this instead of editing. I’m a bad indie author. 😦

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