Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Since I'm having a small family dinner here on Sunday, I posted a sheet of paper over my computer screen that reads:

OFF LIMITS
YOU ARE CLEANING

It worked for a while until I decided to clean up my current project. Like a magnet, I found myself drawn to it. Soon I was on the couch reworking a paragraph. Now I'm online typing it in. So much for signs. Then the phone rang. I went to answer it, but it was gone. I hate that. You have to use your cell phone to find your cordless phone because someone didn't put it back and you've no idea where it is.

2 comments :

  1. Willpower is tough. I'm reminded of the Frog and Toad story in which the only successful willpower they're able to muster against the temptation to eat all the cookies is to throw the remaining ones to the birds...

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  2. Hi Chris,
    I remember reading those Frog and Toad chapter books to my kids. Once that writing momentum gets going - an object in motion tends to stay in motion. Do you think I should throw my article to the birds to get rid of the temptation? With a 5/15 deadline, I think my editor would have a MAJOR bird.

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