Writing Can Be Murder

November 24, 2007

Top 10 signs you’re on deadline

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferelbaum @ 10:13 am

1) Your diet consists of peanut butter and canned soup

2) Your home could be certified as a disaster zone

3) You have a constant headache

4) You’re as wrinkled as a prune OR You haven’t showered for days (Every time I get stuck I keep jumping in the shower, so I’m a prune.)

5) When you read what you wrote the day before, you think “What the hell is that supposed to mean?”

6) Your eyes ache/burn/tear constantly

7) You measure your coffee consumption in pots, not cups

8) You’re getting weird about your writing rituals and not deviating from them.

9) You can no longer turn your head because your neck is so stiff

10) Your significant other is wise enough to give you a wide berth.



  1. Number 11 should be: Sleep??!!

    Lol. I hope you make it to your deadline without your sanity intact.

    Comment by Melissa Blue — November 24, 2007 @ 10:16 pm

  2. LOL, I second Melissa.

    Comment by bgardner — November 25, 2007 @ 10:28 am

  3. Okay, so you’re both hoping I make it WITHOUT my sanity intact?

    Mean! Mean! Mean!

    Comment by jenniferelbaum — November 25, 2007 @ 11:20 am

  4. Wait, your sanity WAS intact? When was this?

    Comment by bgardner — November 26, 2007 @ 8:23 am

  5. ha ha ha

    Comment by jenniferelbaum — November 26, 2007 @ 9:05 am

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