Friday 8 June 2012

Observations While Writing

(Because even when you have Freedom switched on there are always ways to procrastinate)

- The David Tennant Doctor Who figure is taller than the Matt Smith figure and for some reason I thought it would be the other way around. I should Google who is tallest. (To which the answer is a) yes David Tennant is taller and b) what an odd site and c) my Google-Fu found that in one click).

- Why have trays on your desk if you're not going to use them for anything sensible? And yes, labelling them WIP / Ideas / Guidelines / Writing Tips isn't much good if you're just going to throw everything into whatever tray you feel like.

- Making graphs is an awesome way to track your progress even if you're not making any progress because you're busy making graphs.

- Scribbling short story titles and throwing them into the trays would be awesome if you used the right trays or maybe had a short story title tray. Ooh, see now I have another reason to procrastinate and then later on I could blog* about all the silly things I write short story titles on like fruit pastille wrappers and gift tags and whatnot. You'd think there were no notebooks in this room.

- If you count all the unused notebooks in your office, you may find they total 30 (at least).

*I won't really blog about that... Although, in the words of James Bond, never say never.

I wonder which James Bond figure is the tallest?


Mark West said...

Brilliant, that's taking procrastination to all new levels.

And by the by, Roger Moore is taller than Connery (and Brosnan I would imagine), so he'd be the biggest doll.

Cate Gardner said...

Really! I thought he'd be one of the smallest. Guess I'm as hopeless at guessing height as I am ages.

Anthony Rapino said...

Have I yet professed my undying love to your brain? It's a sexy brain and thinks up all sorts of insane notions.

My only qualm with this post is that you've implanted the diabolical idea that I must count all of my notebooks, which will take a while.

Cate Gardner said...

My brain has been called many things but never that ;)

K.C. Shaw said...

Now I want divider trays that I can label. Even though I know the tray would fill up with dead batteries, pointless pencils, cat hairs, and envelopes that don't match any stationery I've ever owned.

Procrastinating is an art form!

Cate Gardner said...

Oh no, I'm a virus spreading my procrastinating germs.

Katey said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one. That's all I'll say about that. Fifth Amendment. (Wait, you're a Brit, so: "The Fifth Amendment protects witnesses from being forced to incriminate themselves.")

Cate Gardner said...

Gotcha ;)