Thursday, October 24, 2013

OctPoWriMo Day 23: 9 Reasons

Nine Reasons Why Nothing Gets Written

2  hours drinking coffee in the morning  trying to get up the nerve to go out

1 hour travel time to and from work.

10 hours at work.

1 hour to eat dinner and decompress from the day

1 hour checking emails, reading blogs and liking on Facebook,

1 hour (or more) helping daughter with homework,

1 hour arguing with son over the phone about the world series.

6 hours sleep

3  hours on the phone and off dealing with Internet issues.

Total 26 hours out of a 24 hour day.

This is why nothing gets written.

This blog post is in response to the OctPoWriMo Day 23 prompt, which asked to write something involving numbers.  It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that I wrote it while waiting on hold with our Cable/Internet provider.  It was the only "free" time I had.

To see what other writers created click here.

Also I am linking up with the I Dont LIke Mondays Blog Hop at Elleroy Was Here. It's the Monday thing to do.


  1. Gosh you are busy! I hope you are able to find some time to write. I like your down-to-earth style.

    1. Thank you Opal. Glad you enjoyed the poem. I don't do well flying high, so I have to stay down to earth.

  2. I know how this feels! Seems like the older we are, the busier we get!

    1. And you know, what really set me off was the time I wasted on hold with the cable company. I started thinking about all the oher things i could be doing with my time, and there it was.

  3. You're gonna want to smack me for this, but why not take a notebook on the bus and take advantage of that bus time! It'll make the ride go faster too. :)

    1. Actually I do that sometimes. It's also when I get my reading in. My problem is more finding the mental focus with everthing that is going on to write,especially writing I want other people to see. :)