Sunday, 20 May 2012
Top Ten Reasons Your Husband Should Leave You Alone While You Are Writing
1. It takes time to get your head into the story and every interruption slows that process down.
2. Being asked for coffee or lunch interrupts the flow of your plotting and makes you angry (unless he is bringing you coffee, chocolate or pizza.)
3. The characters in your story are shy and will hide away for hours after your husband shows up and peeks into their private lives.
4. It sucks when you start typing what hubby is saying instead of the thoughts in your head that make up your scene. And why does he always show up when the writing is going well?
5. It is pretty easy to kill your husband off in a manuscript and there is no body to bury. (Just saying …)
6. There is no way this gig will ever pay unless you complete something and get it published.
7. It is difficult to write a sex scene with someone reading over your shoulder. (Does your hubby really want to read about your perfect fantasy man?)
8. It is totally embarrassing when hubby reads a replay of last night’s naked mattress grappling with him as part of your current work in progress.
9. It is even worse when he interrupts you, reads your sex scene and discovers that your new adventurous side is just you play acting a scene from your book to see if it is logistically feasible.
10. I can be a problem if hubby interrupts when you are writing erotica as he might get ravished. (Oh wait, is that a bad thing?)
Okay, this is really just tongue in cheek. I really don’t have any intention of killing of my man, in a literary sense or literally. LOL. If I killed him in a story, he would still be bugging me in real life and if I killed him in real life, I would just have to stop writing to dig a honking big hole in the back yard.