Friday, 25 June 2010
Fitness for Writers...
All day I sit and write. Even in the good weather I'm fairly disciplined, writing Monday to Friday. Sad ass, I know but I'm also conscious that the sproglet's Summer Holidays will soon be upon us and I will struggle to concentrate.
Last night I lay on the 7yo's bed and we had a little chat. It's difficult to understand her when she's tired and sucking her thumb. However, her brain still operates very efficiently thank you.
'Why have you got these?' She fingered the skin below my eyes and I could only imagine the dark suitcases of tired that were hanging there!
'What do you mean? Describe what you see.' Probably shouldn't have done THAT!
'Sort of, ermm, creased triangles hanging down that are, ermmm, sort of grey.'
It was an accurate portrayal, delivered without agenda.
'Well I think I'm very tired and also I've not been out in the fresh air these past weeks. I've just been in the office, working. I probably need to get out in the fields and exercise and get a bit fit again. I don't do enough when I'm writing.'
'Hmmmm.' The 7yo considered this as she continued to suck her thumb and stroke her favoured Bed-Bear's silky label.
'I know,' she said. 'All writers should have pedals attached to their computer, and unless they pedal, their computers won't work.'
Genius. Writers; creating their own electricity (not just gas) AND getting fit.... now there's an idea....
Later I searched to see if such a device even existed. Is the Pope Catholic/catholic? ... (another blog post entirely).... Yikes! I found a sort-of solution in Bloggyland! The Treadmill Desk... ... they just need to add the 'create-your-own-electricity' bit and then I can see it flying off the QVC shelves.