1. Pointing toes. I have to test my damsel fainting posture and while so doing I’ve come to the horrifying conclusion that my toes don’t point daintily. They stretch out with little gaps like they’re clawing the ground. *gasp* I have ape toes!!
2. Conversing with characters. I was having trouble with a one-shot, so I asked Guy (not my character) what I was doing wrong. He said I had my head in the clouds and it was my own fault for spending so much time with Alan Warren (not my character either). So I went to sulk in H2O stories, but couldn’t get Ben Davidson out of my head. Then I wrote three pages of Felicity fan fiction. It was a low point for me. Well… *smirk* except I rather liked what came of those three pages.
3. Dramatic Sing-Alongs. On My Own, I’ll Be There, All For Laura, When I Look at You, Part of Your World, Without Words, Unworthy of Your Love… etc. These are the life’s blood of a bored writer who listens to Broadway.
4. Very bad drawings. I can’t draw for fluff. I never could. And yet, I try. I draw schematics of buildings that defy physics, I doodle faces of characters that don’t look a thing like them, and I draw maps. The maps actually help me. Sort of.
5. Binge eating. If I had a normal person’s ability to gain weight, I’d be a 400 pound woman. Anytime I reach a pause in my writings I feel hungry. I’ve consumed more tea and chocolate than many people will in a lifetime. :) I’m so lucky. And my skin is so bad. :P Cereal is good, too. And sandwiches. But those take longer to put together.
6. Television reruns. There are times I simply do not want to write. Or I want to write with noise in the background and music isn’t helping. That’s when Netflix is called upon. Psych, Dr. Who, subpar romantic comedies. I’ve decided to watch Lost all the way through. I couldn’t remember where I’d left off so I began from the Pilot again.
7. House cleaning. You’ve heard it said a clean house is the sign of a broken computer. Well, a clean room is the sign of a broken writer. Every so often folding laundry actually helps me with scene development. But it’s problematic because then I have half-folded laundry piles I must walk away from to write down what I figure out.
8. Korean Dramas. It’s important to note, this falls into its own category and does not get clumped with TV watching. The biggest reason being that once you start an episode, clip watching, soundtrack playlist building, or anything to do with a K-drama, five hours have passed before you realize. Engrossing. That’s what they are.
9. Online Shopping. Ebay and Amazon; the perfect places to get rid of money and gain more books and K-drama memorabilia! Also, The Victorian Trading Company offers me beautiful things to make me feel like a lady.
10. Blogging. Know what I should be doing now? It’s not blogging, but here I am. :P Okay, I’ll get back to piecing my chapter together!