Thursday, April 14, 2011 | By: Karen Bishop

Laziness Among the Writerly

Come on, admit it, you have lazy days too. Those days you just don't feel like writing a dang thing and for once it has nothing to do with your muse being MIA. That's the kind of day I'm having today. It's hard to get motivated to do much of anything when pain has taken over everything.

I can usually distract myself with computer stuff, but I don't get much work done. I can't afford to not work though, so here I sit in the midst of a huge quandry. I've been cussin' at my computer all day long. It refuses to cooperate, particularly Firefox. I have to end program every 2 to 5 minutes and despite how that ticks me off, I can't put any heat behind my curse words, nor get too upset about it.

I've caught up on my blog posts for the A to Z challenge though. I'm quite proud of myself. That means tomorrow's edition of Freelance Friday will be on time! I promised it would and I can't break my promises. I'll have to unlazy myself and produce a couple of articles, lazy day or not. I need a new computer. This one is so old and can't handle what I need it to handle.

Ode to Writerly Laziness

My brain is empty,
hollow and dead.
Must I really,
get up out of bed?
Yes I must,
thought I'd rather not.
Lazy days are calling,
but today it's for naught.
Goodbye lazy day,
it was nice knowing you.

How do you overcome your lazy days? If you give in, that's okay too, we won't judge.


KarenG said...

Oh I have so many lazy days. I like your L word! Lately I've had a lot of them, maybe it's spring fever.

Marie Anne said...

I have a case of the lazies every day. I don't know how I've managed to keep up with four blogs on the challenge, but I'm sure not getting anything else done.

Sylvia Ney said...

Cute poem! I wish I could have lazy days. Two toddlers make it difficult. I'm so glad I've found your blog. I'm stopping by from the A to Z challenge and I look forward to reading more from you.

Anonymous said...

Loving this poem! It's so funny and true! :)
- andrea, an A to Z participant