Day eighteen of My 365 Day Writing Project.
Time: 1.5 hours
Physical annoyances can be the worst distractions when writing. Like a persistent itch you can’t reach between your shoulder blades or a throbbing headache. Sometimes it is just tough to get physically comfortable when writing. Today was one of those times for me.
I’ll admit that I don’t have the best set-up when I sit down to write. Sometimes I sit at the kitchen table, sometimes I sit on my bed. Most of the time, I sit on the couch with my laptop literally on my lap, propped up with pillows behind my back. That is what I was doing tonight. But I was not comfortable.
I fidgeted the whole time I was writing, stopping periodically to stand up half-way and yank my yoga pants down. They were riding up a little too far…north. Why this happened over and over tonight when it usually isn’t a problem is beyond me. It was annoying. Then in a moment of deficient coordination I reached to take a drink of water without looking away from the screen, missing my mouth completely and dumping it down the front of me. The water ran down my cleavage like a water slide. It was cold. And I felt stupid.
Despite these annoyances, I accomplished some good writing tonight. I like where the story is heading. So never mind the wedgies and water mishap. Focus on the writing and all will be fine.