The eccentric writer (9) – Squeezing it into the routine

2,346 words

One minute elbow plank

1,803 words

40 bicycle crunches

3,076 words

20 right side plank (hip-lift)

20 left side plank (hip-lift)

2,228 words

30 knee hugs

1,892 words

One minute full plank

20 right side plank (leg-lift)

20 left side plank (leg-lift)

2,876 words

40 flutter kicks

1,982 words

One minute elbow plank

2,368 words

90 bench squats

And this is why nothing much has changed to that lard in the middle. 

Of course, Guinness and my love for carbs are also huge contributers to my lack of progress. 


The eccentric writer (8) – Writing is like wall-climbing

I’m on a roll

It feels like a good day in the climbing gym

Bouldering from one problem to the next

Climbing wall after wall

It is such a good feeling

Adrenaline pumping

Muscles tightening

I want to keep going until my arms are sore

Until my limbs start to shake

Until the skin on my fingers tear

And then hunger hits

Just like in the climbing gym

I’m craving for carbs

In the middle of editing

Bugger the sugar-leaking problem

The eccentric writer (6) – Facebooking, meme-ing, blogging

Reads a few lines.

Notices a certain word that has been annoyingly repeated within the same paragraph.

Looks word up on Google for synonyms.

Replaces word.

Reads a few more lines.

Finds some vexatious phrases.

Rewrites phrases.

*Facebook notification alert*

Checks Facebook.

Replies comments.

Refreshes newsfeed.

Finds something interesting on newsfeed.

Shares that interesting post.

Spends another 20 minutes scrolling through Facebook, sharing, tagging, commenting, replying to comments, liking posts, liking comments, liking replies, waiting for replies.

Realises how much time has been wasted on Facebook.

Googles ‘Facebook writer meme’.

Finds the perfect meme.

Posts meme on Facebook.

Realises this is a good writing prompt.

Signs in on WordPress.

Blogs about a writer’s procrastination.


Thinks, ‘I am so smart to find something to blog about today’.

Furrows brows.

Wait… did I just…?