Thursday, 24 July 2008

Writing - Things that sometimes Don't Help

Very strong coffee
Reading fabulous novels
Doodling
Plane journeys
Two big glasses of wine
Staring out of the window
Talking to friends
The first page of a brand new notebook
Daydreaming generally
My cat

8 comments:

B said...

So, so true. Sometimes things that have helped so much before just hamstring you instead. Frustrating but true...

watching9987 said...

Could I also add:
Neighbour mowing the lawn,
Neighbour with big, very big, dog,
Living next to a Nurserey,
Neighbour having bbq complete with smells, sounds, laughter, tinkling bottles etc etc - to which I was not invited.
And wash days - because even Magic Dressing Gowns can get a bit stale...

Caroline said...

can I add children and my husband when he is being annoying, to your list?

Megan said...

Sadly, you're right b - though usually (hopefully!)not for too long. I hope that your writing's going well . . ?

Nik, I'm very pleased to hear the magic doesn't get washed away - but perhaps you should have gatecrashed that bbq, or at the very least sidled in and stolen a sausage

Yes Caroline! I think those things can certainly be added to the list. I think they might need underlining too ( ;

Brian Gardner said...

I'm going to add having someone you care about being admitted to the ICU. That's a huge thing that doesn't help. I only mention it since I'm currently dealing with it. My sis' kidney's shut down because of her diabetes, but thankfully she's doing a bit better now ... just dealing with the pain and crumminess that comes from your body not wanting to work like it should.

Megan said...

Oh, Brian - I am so sorry to hear that. Huge best wishes to her for a speedy recovery, and to you and the rest of the family at this difficult time,
Megan

Brian Gardner said...

Thanks Meg ^_^

Just so you know, my sis is no longer in ICU, but still is recovering. Now, hopefully with so many other things starting to smooth out as well, I can get back to working on my writing and soon. As much as I'm enjoying posting something different, I just want to get back to doing what I started.

Megan said...

That's good news Brian,
Love and thoughts to you all,
megan