Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday's Top Ten

Top ten ways to postpone writing:

10. Clean your house

  9. Do the laundry

  8. Do your nails

  7. Play solitaire

  6. Play with your pets

  5. Look for a new dinner recipe

  4. Shop for ingredients you don't have

  3. Read for pleasure

  2. Answer email

And the #1 way to postpone writing:

  1. Blog!

30 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

I so agree with all of those, especially #1. That one can keep you from doing a lot of things. But it's so much fun. Have a great weekend.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Southpaw said...

I'm doing your #1 right now. ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So true! Computer games and the TV tend to suck me in.

Michael Bracken said...

Coming in at #11, and just missing the list:

Responding to other people's blogs...

Conda V. Douglas said...

Oh dear, oh dear, Conda hangs her head in shame--I do all 10.

Talli Roland said...

Yeah baby! :) My favourite way to procrastinate (after cleaning the kitchen floor, of course).

Have a greta weekend!

Carol Kilgore said...

Mason & Southpaw - That's why it's #1 :)

Alex - I try not to play computer games because I don't know when to stop.

Michael - So glad you're doing #11!

Conda - I know that feeling too well.

Talli - You're supposed to clean it???

Kathy McIntosh said...

Is there a bug in my home? Since my dh does the laundry, I'll substitute, pull weeds, for that one. And Michael's right, commenting takes a lot of time. But it makes me smile!

Aubrie said...

You caught me red handed! I always blog to procrastinate! And play with the dogs, but mostly blog.

Very good list!

Helen Ginger said...

I just got back from #4. It took me a while, there were a lot of ingredients I didn't have.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Elspeth Antonelli said...

I adore you. The plus about blogging is you ARE writing - but not on what you SHOULD be writing. It's kind of a win and a lose at the same time.

Carol Kilgore said...

Kathy - I'll never tell :)

Aubrie - Dog/Blog ... hmmmmmm

Helen - What time's dinner?

Elspeth - Yes, not what we SHOULD be writing. I adore you, too.

Joanne said...

Guilty as charged! The one that I'd prefer that someone else always do is grocery shop! I'd write to my heart's content instead of walk the aisles. It seems I'm always in the store for something :/

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I have #11 : read books on how to write, thus not having to write just yet.

And while I say that - there is a great book by Donald Maass, a successful agent who tells you how to THE FIRE IN FICTION {the title as well as the subject matter.}

He tells you when he tosses a manuscript down and when he leans forward in interest. And he gives examples from contemporary fiction to show you how it is done.

Check it out. You won't be disappointed, Roland

Ann Best said...

Reading books on how to write: I've read a lot of these, in the past. Don't read them anymore. I just read good books, and then write. But the Fire in Fiction sounds fascinating. I may look into it.

And I am starting to time myself with blogging. It's so much fun, I could spend all day on it and get nothing else done!

Carol Kilgore said...

Joanne - Myself.

Roland - Titles. They usually give me fits. Thanks for the info.

Ann - It's way easy to get caught up in blogging.

Laura Eno said...

Those are all so true!

jdcoughlin said...

Yes. I was just over Helen Ginger's found your blog, and now here I am. It is just so addictive. Must get back to work. After I play just a little bit more. And check my email. And have a snack.

Jayne said...

Oh I agree with all of these - especially the last one. I think I will only be here a while, and then I hop and skip and jump... and ping - it's bedtime!

Carol Kilgore said...

Laura - "Time" tested :)

JD - Good for you. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Jayne - I'm happy you enjoy the Tiki Hut.

VR Barkowski said...

LOL! Yes to all. With two new cats in the house, #6 was big at my house last week.

Angela said...

I know, I know... But it is all so much FUN! And isn`t life about fun?

Carol Kilgore said...

VR - I know how that is.

Angela - It IS fun! You're so right about life.

Shirley said...

Reading is a big distraction for me. I buy books to read, then think, "I really should read this first, then write." However, once I'm done, I've purchased more books that need to be read.

Then there's the gym! And gardening. And swimming. and Bike riding.

AND ATTENDING WRITERS GROUPS!!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Yes to all of the above, especially blogging. This is crazy...

Carol Kilgore said...

Shirley - Yes to all of those, too. How do we find time at all?

Patricia - There are days I agree.

kimberlyloomis said...

Haha! I love it! I'm all about the top three. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Good for you!

Elle Strauss said...

SO TRUE!

*ahem* I got to go now.

Carol Kilgore said...

smiling :)