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Green Room - Week 5 - Day 3

One of the things that I've heard from people over the last couple years is that they find it difficult to write without Idol.

Which is, of course, how it should be.

After all, Idol is the source of all that is right and good in this life.

However, I know people often to write other things during the course of their life. I'm not sure why, unless it's something about how awesome LJ Idol is so that they can tell all of their friends about it.

But for those people having difficulty writing without Idol, perhaps I should start up a side business of giving them deadlines for tasks and/or kicking them like the dirty foreign hippies that they are.

Sort of an part "coach" and part cyber bully who would just show up to post daily reminders to them that their time to get things done is rapidly approaching.

Like, for instance, "Hey - the deadline for Week 5 entries is Tonight! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/882027.html " followed by a series of kicks to remind folks that I care about them. Because nothing says "love and affection" toward people quite like routinely kicking them. Unless you throw in the insulting them and perhaps some laughing and/or pointing.

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alycewilson
Jan. 15th, 2016 01:16 pm (UTC)
I will take you up on that, Gary. Give me a deadline to complete my poetry book, please.
xo_kizzy_xo
Jan. 15th, 2016 01:30 pm (UTC)
Today is my only day off this week. Except for that blank space between when The Boyz have dinner and bedtime I haven't had more than an hour or two for myself. It's exhausting and it tend to make me cranky :(

(I guess one could say I'm in the void, har har)

Edited at 2016-01-15 01:33 pm (UTC)
murielle
Jan. 15th, 2016 02:01 pm (UTC)
Excellent idea! I'm all for it, except for the kicking and the coaching and the deadlines. Sign me up!
millysdaughter
Jan. 15th, 2016 02:47 pm (UTC)
I am good with that - if I do not have a deadline, I do not get anything done.
Psst - I am starting to suspect you might be my father in disguise, as that is exactly how he defines "love and affection" nothing says "love and affection" toward people quite like routinely kicking them. Unless you throw in the insulting them

roina_arwen
Jan. 15th, 2016 04:24 pm (UTC)
Not too many entries in the topic thread yet! How many contestants are left?
clauderainsrm
Jan. 15th, 2016 04:37 pm (UTC)
I believe it's 76. But I don't have my sheet open.
clauderainsrm
Jan. 15th, 2016 04:40 pm (UTC)
RIP Grizzly Adams.

(Dan Haggerty)

Cancer is on a roll.
sarcasmoqueen
Jan. 15th, 2016 06:05 pm (UTC)
Rene Angelil, Celine Dion's husband, passed away yesterday too. F.U. Cancer. :-(
tijuanagringo
Jan. 15th, 2016 05:05 pm (UTC)
KICK THOSE "dirty foreign hippies" hahaahahahahaha oh yeah give us a kick if you wish your majesty give us a kick if you please your majesty give us a kick if you want your majesty OH UNPH ! ! ! oh that was GOOD, your majesty

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stealing verse from the King and I
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anyonesghost
Jan. 15th, 2016 05:14 pm (UTC)
I think the novel draft I just finished is the only time I've ever written something without an externally imposed deadline. (Of course, it started its life as a serial story written in part during Idol. So maybe that doesn't count, either.). (Please don't kick me!)

Edited at 2016-01-15 05:18 pm (UTC)
halfshellvenus
Jan. 15th, 2016 06:18 pm (UTC)
But for those people having difficulty writing without Idol, perhaps I should start up a side business of giving them deadlines for tasks and/or kicking them like the dirty foreign hippies that they are.

We actually had a guy in Sacramento who made a business of that, as a personal trainer. I think he was a former Marine and a Tae Bo expert, and he would cover a broad range of fitness training. But if you wanted it, he would also call you up on the phone and harangue you until you got your butt out of bed or off the sofa and did your workouts. Some people hired him just for that extra abuse service. ;)
adoptedwriter
Jan. 15th, 2016 06:42 pm (UTC)
Idol definitely adds to my life and writing! AW
prog_schlock
Jan. 15th, 2016 08:47 pm (UTC)
I'll tell you what, I've been having time to write, but I've not checked my WoW garrisons for a week and I still have a fifth character to level there.

I've had to make some hard choices.

Also, I gave up sleep to read everything this week.
leni_ba
Jan. 15th, 2016 09:55 pm (UTC)
Well, whenever I want to write, I just go to a random day at comment_fic and look for lonely prompts. Of course, I do like writing short stories, so that site is perfect for me.

If I ever committed to a longer story, I'd probably sign up for your program - kicking or not. :P
clauderainsrm
Jan. 15th, 2016 11:47 pm (UTC)
I hope people are advertising us over there the way they advertise them over here! ;)
leni_ba
Jan. 15th, 2016 11:49 pm (UTC)
oh, if anybody ever raises the subject of where else I find interesting prompts, I definitely will name this comm! :)
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