Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Writer's Block - literally

So here I am re-writing my first three chapters for my course - deadline 29 May.

And what happens?

I encounter that bugbear of writers the world over. The Writer's Block. Here is mine.


An hour later and the words just refuse to be typed. Why?

I take the hint and go to bed.

:-)

Have a lovely Wednesday everyone!

35 comments:

MeganRebekah said...

Too cute!!!
I can't type sitting on the couch because my dog Romeo thinks that his invitation to squeeze between my chest and the computer, plopping down directly on the keyboard.


Good luck with the rewrites!

Susan Fields said...

Charlie - get out of mom's way, she needs to write! As far as writer's blocks go, yours is the most adorable I've seen. :)

Brian said...

It is so nice of you to be helpful Charlie...are you trying to take over the blog?

Jacqueline said...

Charlie is about the best writer's block anyone could ever get!...Have a great day Jenn and kisses to sweet, handsome Charlie...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Guinevere said...

Cats can't resist a keyboard! Mine sometimes gets quite offended that I would pay so much attention to anything non-feline and feels the need to sit on my keyboard until my inspiration goes away. :p

Ann Best said...

What a delightful hint!

A good night and you'll be ready to for re-writes.

I love your delightful posts!!

stacy said...

hah!

Theresa Milstein said...

Your muse is acting quite unmuseish. Is that a word?

Perhaps your cat just knows you need rest and will have a breakthrough tomorrow.

Deadlines are scary. All of my writing is on my time, except for rare instances when I submit something for a conference or critique.

I know you can do it. Good luck!

Beth said...

I love Charlie!

The Chair Speaks said...

Don't worry Charlie. It is still a long way to deadline.
When panic set in at almost deadline with adrenaline working overtime, words will start flowing and you will be pounding the keyboard non-stop. LOL! Sorry to laugh at your predicament but am reminiscing about my colleagues in the same situation those days.

Catherine said...

When the writer's block is so comfortable ~ one must not move it! So what choice is there but to give it up for the day and go to bed! :)

Deborah said...

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I have writers block all the time and I'm not even a writer!!! LOL don't worry, you'll be fine :)
Have fun!
xxoo
Deborah

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

Awwww. He's so happy!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

LOL!! Charlie wants your attention to be on him alone! What a sweet, contented face he has!

Bossy Betty said...

My writer's block is bigger than your writer's block.

elizabeth mueller said...

Awww! I love your kitty! I'm that way too. When Kitty decides to plop herself down, those are moments I don't want to disturb so I leave her be.

Silly cat...

Katnip Lounge said...

HA! Just remember that Cats Know Best.

KarenG said...

What is it about cats and computers?? Do they like the humming? Maybe Charlie thinks the computer is purring to him. I think he's in love.

lupie said...

Awwww!
Charlie cares so much about you!
He wants you to rest and be fresh with new ideas!

:) Huggsss

Amanda said...

Great pictures! My dog comes and lays over my lap top when I'm in the middle of writing (she's only little!) - It's as though she's saying 'stop giving that *thing* more attention than me!' X

tekorin said...

MOL!
You took the hint right!!
Kitty has magic force for letting us realize we should live naturally!!!

Brigid said...

Poor you, Just take a break and I'm sure it will just come to you.

fairyhedgehog said...

What a beautiful writer's block he is too!

Kea said...

Charlie's telling you that you need to take a mental break to recharge your creative battery. :-)

Good luck with the re-write!

Talli Roland said...

Happy Wednesday! Gosh, I love Charlie. I am so coveting your kitty.

Have a great day!

Marg said...

That looks like a nice kind of Writers Block. Just can't be helped. Maybe Charlie needs his own computer to work on.
Hope you have a super day.
PS, Charlie, you sure are looking good.

Cheri said...

Very handsome Writers Block he is!

cats of wildcat woods

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I'm thinking the reason you can't type is because Charlie wants to write his story...Maybe let him tell you a story and it will get your creative juices flowing. :) I have a file of Macy's thoughts and reactions for the first year of her life. One day I'll do something with it. I also have some of Susan's dog's adventures written down. Her dog did WAY funnier things than Macy. The cutest thing Macy used to do was picking up trash when we would go for a walk. She'd pick it up and bring it almost home (I'd carry it the rest of the way). I'm sure Charlie has a story to tell...

laughingwolf said...

seems charlie rules that roost ;) lol

little kenny can't jump up on me, except when i'm in bed, so can't use him as an excuse not to write... something!

Alexandra Crocodile said...

Haha! Nice, Charlie:)

Felted House said...

I hope words flow again soon. I don't think having a cat is good for productivity - I'd always rather be cuddling one than doing or thinking about anything else! xx

Medeia Sharif said...

My cats jump on my hands and keyboard while I'm typing, and that freaks me out. If they're already on my keyboard, I use a feather duster to scare them off. I must get to my keyboard and write.

ABBY said...

Ahhh Charlie we know you were channeling your best muse!

purrs
>^,,^<
Abby

notesfromnadir said...

O.K.
Is Charlie still lying there & preventing you from writing? :)

He is so cute & I love how comfy he looks. & he knows he's a star! :)

Love Meow said...

haha this writer's block is hard to resist. I would gladly be blocked for quite a bit. :)