If I could take tomorrow off work I'd start my book. No, not one of the ones on my nightstand, the book I want to write.
I think many bloggers can relate to this thought. For now, many of if have these snippets of time that we use to read other peoples blogs or develop of post of out own. Most of us (I am not saying all because I know there are those of you that are already accomplished writers although I am pretty sure none of you read my blog because of run on sentences like this one not to mention in parenthesis) have this ambition to write something more. Blogging becomes an addiction because we are all writers deep down inside and there is so much we want to say.
No, I am not going to tell you my idea. I have the characters in my head and I am just not sure where to start. Since I have the day off tomorrow though (hypothetically) I can start planning now. First, I need to get my home computer working again. Must swipe surge protector from P. Then I am going to need index cards, no a moleskein book...wait if I have a computer why am I writing things down. I guess I don't need to sharpen those pencils either.
No, I do need a legal pad and pencils, the kind you sharpen, not mechanical, that's cheating. Coffee! I need that too. I also need good music. Ok after that I should be set to start writing. First thing to do, make an outline. I think. That sounds like a good way to go. Wait...is that the dog in the garbage?
Ok, where was I , oh outline. Yes, characters, setting, theme etc.. I need more coffee. Oh wait it's lunchtime, I should probably eat to keep the brain moving. Nothing in the house b/c I am trying to cut back on eating crap. I guess I need to go out. Whole Foods here I come.
$100 later, unpacking groceries and need to heat up food. Take upstairs to computer and check email, blog and Facebook. Make sure to tell friends I am not accessable because I am writing you know. Ok, look at outline and notice oil stain from olives. Oops. Moving along, characters, rename so no one thinks you mean THEM in the book. Maybe later you can just use the "Replace All" feature in Word to avoid that. Maybe write that down to remember. Ok, do I start writing now?
G-DOG STOP BARKING AT THE MAILMAN!
Oh jeez I need to start prepping dinner. Go to kitchen and pullout veggies to chop and chicken to marinate. Put all back in fridge. oooo! Wine! That would help me write. Pour glass go back upstairs and start writing about the...oh wait...I can't tell you that. I am out of wine, good thing I brought up the bottle.
G-DOG STOP BARKING AT P!
Go downstairs, greet husband at the door (not falling down stairs from wine consumption) and tell him how much writing I did today. Then make dinner and fall asleep from wine.
That is what I would do if I had the day off tomorrow.