"WORDS ARE, IN MY NOT-SO-HUMBLE OPINION, OUR MOST INEXHAUSTIBLE SOURCE OF MAGIC. CAPABLE OF BOTH INFLICTING INJURY, AND REMEDYING IT." ~ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

Monday, February 27, 2012

10 MORE ways in which a casual observer might know I'm deep in drafting mode . . .

My FIRST post about the 10 ways in which a casual observer might know I'm deep in drafting mode, is HERE.

This list, however, is JUST as true . . . Unfortunately.

1. The longest verbal convo I've had in days is with my cats, during which I bounced new plot twists and directions off of them.

2. My text message and IM histories are full of random numbers. Which really come from word count updates sent back and forth with my writing friends. Texts to my husband on the other hand, frequently read: The number one rule for when you come home is to take a deep breath and not panic at the state of our house. It's all my stuff, all over the place. Don't worry. I'm going to clean it up . . . Soonish. Please don't divorce me. Love, Sara.

3. I've memorized pretty much every lyric ever written by Adele, Florence and the Machine, Taylor Swift, and 30 Seconds to Mars. Because of their relevance to my WIP. NOT from procrastinating. No way. *whistles innocently*

4. When asked, I STILL have to think about the last time I showered.

5. The Chinese place up the street greets me by name when I call to order delivery. Same with the Thai place. And the Mexican place. And Dominos.

6. Google search history now also comes up with "Will more than 5 red bulls in one day lead to a heart attack?" and "How much force does it take to break someone's nose?" and "Hawaiian curse words."

7. I get texts from my family just to make sure I'm still alive.

8. My legs get shaved exactly once a week. And only because I have an appointment with my personal trainer once a week. And only if I've run out of long workout pants. And THANKFULLY I usually have a pair or two of workout capris, so I only have to shave to my knees. (Yes, as a matter of fact, this IS my husband's fave part of my writing process.) (<--Sarcasm)

9. I begin to think I'd look good with dreads. Because given the condition and shape of my hair, I'm halfway there as it is. PROOF:

The hubs took a pic of me from his iPad . . .
The dreads are on their way.
10. I start to accidentally call my cats by the names of my characters, the same way some mothers mix up the names of their children. And I do this to my husband from time to time as well. But really, don't you think he should take it as a compliment because the main boy in my book is smokin' hot? I mean, except for the times I accidentally call him my MC's name. Because she's a girl.

~S

21 comments:

  1. So funny! And yet, I shave my legs once a week because I'm simply lazy and it's not Spring yet. : }

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    1. hehe, okay in alllll honesty, I actually shave a little more frequently than that. But not every week. Most days it's: get up, eat, get my laptop open, write until bed time. Who has TIME for shaving? :)

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  2. I can totally relate to theses. But since I finished my first draft this weekend, I'm now good.

    Next up, ten ways to know I'm editing. :D

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    1. Congratulations on finishing your draft!!! I *think* I'll be finishing mine this week. FINGERS CROSSED!

      And, lol, I wonder if my editing mode will look a whole lot different than my writing mode.

      Doubtful :)

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  3. Haha, I love this! I really hope the police never confiscate my computer, because I have some of the strangest Google search requests on there, all in the name of research for my WiP. But I need to see what these Hawaiian curse words are... :) Good luck!

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  4. Cracking me up!!! I love it!

    (And best of luck with those edits)

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  5. It's curling your hair, Sara! You may have discovered a new product.

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    1. LOL. Yes, it's called not bothering with ANY products. I actually do have curly hair, but I always straighten it. And now? My curls? They are taking OVER THE WORLD. :)

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  6. LOL! Love it. I can so relate (especially the shaving the legs thing).

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    1. hehe thanks Linda! :) And yes... I swear I'm going to get laser hair removal as soon as I can... Life would just be SO MUCH EASIER.

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  7. Showers are for other people. Same with shaving.

    xoxo,

    Hairy, Unshowered Drafting Beast

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    1. LOL yessssss. We're hairy unshowered drafting beast twinsies.

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  8. Shaving schmaving. And, I like you curly.

    Dude, I WISH we had Mexican delivery. That would complete me.

    Also, I never get texts with word count updates. Sad boosh.

    Good word hunting...hope you finish this week!

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    1. Heh. Check your phone for a number, bia. Let's see if you text me back. My mone's on NO. ;)

      xoxoxoxo

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  9. I'd trade with you if only to be able to order Thai from down the street. Also: you would defs look good with dreads.

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  10. Sara, you're a hoot and totally right! I read this at work and laughed out loud. Thanks! Jordan

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