Mark,Oh yeah, and lock up the cat. Cats hate writing. If my daughter's cat catches me trying to write, she:Walks on, or flops down onto the keyboard;Attacks pretend prey on the monitor;Sits on my reference material so I can't see it or turn pages;Plays badmitton with my pens and pencils;Takes the phone off the hook;Bites my legs;Leaps off bookshelves, landing on my head if possible;Tries to put her paws into the floppy drive;Plays with the button to the CD Rom drive;Drinks my coffee;Pulls things off the bulletin board;Or deposits soggy toys or hairballs on my feet.This is why most writers keep dogs -- even writers who actually prefer cats. Dogs sleep under the desk and never ask for anything. Cats engage in anti-writing terrorism.I know, I know! Stephen King keeps cats and he's a best selling author. Yeah, but you can't tell me he lets them in the office. I just won't believe it.Kat
I have to make sure my writing computer has no games on it that work. I also have to put other computer projects (I'm currently typing up my mother in law's recipes) in the other room. - KK
KenpoKate,Oh yes, and it also helps to lock yourself out of TMF Aspiring Writers Conference -- big, big temptation. I have personally never beated this addiction, but I do try.Kat
Yes, my cat especially likes to pull things off the bulletin board. Already I can't find half the things I posted there.
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