What Writing Looks Like: Home Den Addition

2013-06-12 15.33.28People have this romantic notion of what it must be like to be a writer. More often than not, it looks like this. Of note:

  • the giant coffee mug,
  • the beard,
  • the sleeveless undershirt
  • the clipboard,
  • and the look of utter disdain at having a creative palette that consists of the worst tools known to man, “words.”

And since you have smooth hands and no farmer’s tan, few people suspect that after 9 hours of doing this you are so tired that the idea of speaking to another human being is beyond comprehension.

Aside:

On days like this, Bec King has to make sure that I put my clothes on right-side out when we leave the house. I lose all perspective on the real world when I spend my day submerged in a world of words.

I can’t tell you how many times we have been at CrossFit or out to dinner before she’s realized that my shirt was on inside-out or backwards. (I’ve even gone out with my shorts on inside-out on two occasions.)

I wish I was lying.