Monday, August 8, 2011

Aug 8

I started today off writing July 8- sigh. Do you ever do that? I mean wow what year is it? lol. Time flies, especially when your brain is hip deep in a book- either writing or editing. You're in your character's time and if I didn't have family around I wouldn't really know night from day. I've read that some writers will even not eat. Hmmm- I can't go that far. I'm an eater. That is obvious by my facebook posts about baking things. This weekend I made Zimtkucken for the first time. It is a yeast based cinnamon coffee cake. I can't eat it because it is made with flour- but everyone else can. The house smelled like a bakery. I posted the recipe in the notes section of my FB page.
Another tip for the time challenged: since it's not good to sit too long, I set the kitchen timer for 60 minutes. My office is upstairs but I can hear it. I have to get up and go downstairs to turn it off. Then I get water as well. This helps stretch my muscles and keep me hydrated.
Does time fly for you? If so, do you have any tips to combat it?


  1. Zimtkucken sounds yummy. Time does fly for me too Nancy. Chores at home eat away most of it:-)


  2. Hi Nancy, how kind of you to bake cakes you can't eat! I'm wheat intolerant too but wheat-free bread (not really bread) makes me turn to rice cakes (not really cakes) in despair!

    I'm afraid I would tend to leave the timer ringing away merrily if I was deep in the land of make believe. The phone does ring with alarming regularity though!
    The Time Sculptor

  3. I've found the older I get, the faster time flies no matter what I am doing. I wouldn't forget to eat though.

  4. I'm an eater too. I have a big bag of mountail mix by my desk for for the writing muse flows though!

  5. Hi Suma, home chores do eat away at time. I try to do one big chore a day so that they are spread out and I have more time to write daily.

    Hi Jane, I agree wheatfree bread is awful. I just ordered a cook book. I'm going to see if I can't figure out how to make it better. I'll keep you posted if I do.
    L. Diane, age does effect how time flies- I think it's all proportional. when you're young each hour is a bigger part of your life.
    Hi Linda, If I had a big bag of mountail mix near my desk I'd eat more than I'd write. LOL. I learned early on that I move my mouth when I talk with my hands- sort of the opposite of moving your hands when you speak. I'd be constantly eating. so the food is in another part of the house. for my own good~ lol
    Cheers everyone~