Writing Can Be Murder

August 27, 2009

Why I sometimes screen calls

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 5:01 pm

Last night I was in the middle of writing a very suspenseful scene. A countdown is about to start. Lives hang in the balance. My bad guy’s set his stopwatch. He says “Ready, Set, Go!” and starts his watch with a BEEP!

And the phone rings!


And jumped out of my seat.

And The Dog of Death barked.

The adrenaline coursing through my body (tho it felt centered in my chest) made me sick to my stomach.

This is why I sometimes screen my calls. Sometimes I can’t just pick up the phone and have a conversation that would consist of more than babbling gibberish. (Thankfully, it was Long Suffering who is all too well accustomed to the whims of my psyche.)

I forgot to post my progress last night: I wrote 2778 words and did my strength training.

Today I’ve got 3000 on tap and 50 minutes of running. I’m not feeling particularly confident this morning. I’m tired and I feel fried. Hopefully things will get better as the day progresses….I’ll check in this afternoon to post an update (that will hopefully include an accomplishment or two).

ETA: Noon — I did my 50 minute run (at an average pace of 15 min per mile which was WAY better than my goal of 15:30 and a personal best for me. When I was done, I walked an extra mile of cool down to make up for the mile I didn’t do Tuesday.)
I’ll check in again with my writing progress later in the day.

ETA: 9pm — Go forward not back idiot! I’m pretty sure I deleted more than I wrote today. I don’t dare look at the disappointing numbers. Oh well, tomorrow’s another day…



  1. I’m glad it wasn’t me who called. LOL.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — August 28, 2009 @ 1:50 am | Reply

  2. You SHOULD be glad. I would have started going off about time and Ivan and you would have had no clue what I was talking about!

    Comment by love2wryte — August 28, 2009 @ 6:02 am | Reply

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