How To Utilize A Hurricane Day As A Writer
1. Have all your engagements canceled because of the storm.
2. Rejoice! Sleep late!
3. Wake up at 9:30, realize your husband has been up for two hours, being productive. Feel sad inside.
4. Get up, eat cereal, watch two and a half episodes of Frasier on Lifetime.
5. Feel sad inside again.
6. Take a shower. Put clothes on! Feel rejuvenated!
7. Sit on couch, watch husband play video games.
8. Decide to start your day! It’s 11am.
9. Sit at your computer in your office. Feel cold. Go get a fleece.
10. Sit back down at your computer in your office. Make a to do list.
11. Google the hurricane.
12. Go to weather.com. Feel guilty about feeling disappointed that the path of the hurricane is not heading directly for your area. Realize you were excited for the power to go off because then you wouldn’t be expected to write anything today.
13. Read all the posts piling up in your Google Reader.
14. Suspect you’re coming down with something. Make tea.
15. Look at your to do list again.
16. Write a blog.
17. Start a ten-minute play for a contest. Deadline is Wednesday.
18. Write five more scenes in your screenplay so you have pages to bring in to class tomorrow night.
19. Start a collection of short stories.
20. Have a nice dinner with your family, feeling a great sense of achievement and pride at having taken full advantage of a day off.
NOTE: Items 1-16 have been accomplished by me so far today. Items 17-20 are still on the to do list.
HAPPY HURRICANE DAY! Everybody on the east coast, stay safe.