Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Joys of Moving...and Trying to Write

Tip of the Day: if you missed our author interviews last week, make sure to check them out!

This list is for anyone who's ever tried to get work done while moving!

Five reasons why trying to write or edit while in the middle of a move is next to impossible:

Reason 1: Because half your book notes are somewhere in the "Fragile--Toiletries" box and the other half are in "Grandma's Pottery." Or was it the "Fragile--Pottery" box and the "Emily Misc." box?

Reason 2: The only writing utensils and paper you can find to take notes on are sharpie markers and box lids. And you are fairly certain you are going to greatly confuse your family when they try to figure out where the boxes "Switch Chapter 1 and Chapter 2" or "Take out Madison Character--she totally has no depth" are supposed to go in your new home.

Reason 3: Your computer likes to play hide-and-seek under boxes and papers and you start to feel like instead of playing "Where's Waldo" you are in a constant game of "Where's Computer." But you don't have the nifty red-and-white striped shirt guiding you.

Reason 4: Considering your never-ending game of Box Maze and Dodgebox has required more exercise than running several miles, there's not much energy you have left anyway to even move your eyes around the room to figure out "Where's Computer."

Reason 5: And even if you are lucky enough to find your computer, you've been surrounded by so many boxes--enough so that you are starting to wonder if you live inside of a Box Igloo--that the last thing you want to do is sit in front of a box-shaped device to edit or write.

--Emily, Miss Querylicious


Ghost Girl (aka, Mary Ann) said...

I know your pain! Two moves in two years gummed up the works pretty well. But I was hawkish (I guess you could say) about my laptop and writing materials and took those babies in the care with me. I strapped them in like an extra kid and didn't let them out of my site. I wouldn't even let Ghost Hunk touch them. Considering that my entire writing office got left behind in PA while I relocated to GA, that was a good idea! (slaps forehead).

Good luck with the move and the writing!

Kate Fall said...

Too funny, Emily! I hope you love the new digs.

DeenaML said...

HA! Yes, yes, yes. So glad I am moved and things are in writing order again. Happy moving!