- Settle in with coffee and Shredded Wheat immediately in a.m. and bang out one project with ease.
- Congratulate self and take a break to watch Hoda & Kathie Lee on mute while cruising Facebook.
- Take a 45 minute shower without shaving so much as one underarm.
- Plan rest of workday while in shower.
- Practice putting hair into chic bun; end up looking a lot like O'Brien by the time bangs are dry.
- Pull out contents of veggie crisper (do people actually call it a crisper? 'cause at my house it's just a drawer) and neatly chop, slice, and dice everything so healthy snacks are at the ready.
- Eat an entire pound of roasted asparagus and a bowl full of cabbage for lunch.
- Regret lunch fare immediately.
- Lunch was too healthy; open a new jar of Nutella and go to town.
- Braid nearly dry hair; mess with it for another 20 minutes.
- Lovingly shine the leaves of plant in bedroom.
- Make list of work to be accomplished by 4 p.m. today.
- Tweeze errant upper-lip hair missed by waxer from hair appt two weeks ago.
- Go to the bathroom; curse asparagus.
- Do the dishes.
- Re-organize pile of important paperwork.
- Hang kids' artwork on doors in dining room.
- Marvel at creativity of my children.
- Re-start dryer; continue ignoring baskets of ready-to-be-folded clean clothes.
- Look out the windows, ponder outside temperature and consider checking mail - no dice.
- Wonder about cable guy who has been at neighbor's house three times today. Make that four times.
- Turn on Ellen. (did you know they're making a sequel to Finding Nemo?)
- Un-braid hair. Marvel at how long hair is getting.
- Realize it's 4:20 and the kids need to be picked up.
- Remember how much I hate John Mayer.
- Accomplish exactly zero items from to-do list.
- Day: shot. Will try harder tomorrow. Probably.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Writing Process: It's Not an Exact Science
I'm under a ton of pressure right now with heaps of small deadlines creeping towards me and stressing me out. But being the go-getter that I am, deadlines are no match for my mad multi-tasking skills. Here's an example of my typical writing process and how it unfolded today: