as i perused various blogs today, i came across this at Rebecca Knight's blog: Procrastination: Top 10 Ways to Stop Writing.
i remembered that i'd posted something like that back on my Life in the Midst of Writing blog, so i thought i'd re-post and add a couple of things.
Michelle's favorite ways to avoid writing those hard parts:
- reading other people's blogs
- reading a good book (or even a cheesy book - now that i'm checking out e-books from a local library, it's even easier)
- "researching" information for my novel on the internet (how did they treat an infection in the middle ages? i really must know.)
- watching a good chick flick (Kate and Leopold was great last night.)
- talking on the phone to friends (that could now be interchanged with chatting on Facebook)
-doing housework (as a last resort - actually, sometimes this one helps me break thru tough plot problems)
(and to add a few new ones)
- checking email 6 times a day or more
- critiquing the stories from my new critique group
- baking a cake for my daughter's 8th birthday (that's what i'm doing today anyway)