xzcxvcxbvxxxxx and other brilliant words

Umm.. I think I was supposed to post earlier this week, but I’ve been fighting off the worst cold that any human has EVER been forced to endure. Fer real.

So, instead of anything brilliant or inspiring or even holiday-related, I’ll give you some of the brilliant inspirations that occurred to me while I’ll enduring my brave fight against the common cold.

How to continue to be a productive and brilliant writer when you feel like death warmed over:

1) Ignore that whole “needing to breathe” thing. Seriously, it’s overrated. 

2) Open the file. Peer blearily at it. Take a nap.

3) Check your word count. Set a reasonable goal.

4) Take more cold meds.

5) Get awesome and brilliant new idea for a plot twist involving olives and mentholatum. Write until the urge to nap strikes again.

6) Check word count. Realize that you managed 17 words before that whole nap-attack happened. Realize that the olives and mentholatum plot twist might not be so brilliant after all.

7) Whine and moan about your inability to breathe.

8) Move on to coughing and hacking. Settle on the couch with the laptop.

9) Wake up later to discover that you reached your word count only because you fell asleep with your cheek on the laptop keyboard and your brilliant new plot twist is xcvxvcvxvcvxcvxvcvxvcvxcvxvxvcvxvcxvcxvcvcxvcvxvcvxc

10) Roll with it and call it a day.

Happy holidays, y’all. 🙂

4 Responses to “xzcxvcxbvxxxxx and other brilliant words”

  1. December 25, 2009 at 12:36 am

    ROFL! at #9! LOL! Happy Holidays!

  2. 2 Jeremy
    December 25, 2009 at 1:25 am

    It’s not that ‘xcvxvcvxvcvxcvxvcvxvcvxcvxvxvcvxvcxvcxvcvcxvcvxvcvxc’ isn’t a brilliant new plot twist…it’s just that you just have to develop the rest of the language that it’s a brilliant plot twist in! :-p

    More seriously, though, hope you get to feeling better soon, and that you’re managing to have a good holiday despite the crud.

  3. 3 Lindsay
    December 25, 2009 at 2:24 am

    Aww. Feel better, love. Merry happy!

  4. 4 PinkMonkeyBird
    January 13, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Feel better soon! 🙂

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