1 – Being in the middle of an exciting scene and having to go to the bathroom.
2 – Being in the middle of an exciting scene, reaching for my glass of water, and finding it empty! (Can I get a water fountain hooked up to my desk, please?)
3 – When someone’s name is Carmen and I keep typing Carment every. single. freaking. time.
4 – When I keep misspelling the same words over and over again.
5 – When I forget what happened in the previous chapter.
6- When I’m on a roll and look up and it’s 3 o’clock in the morning and I still need to clean the kitchen, fold my laundry, take a shower, go to bed before my alarm goes off at 8:00.
7 – When a gnat attacks my screen or my face as I’m typing.
8 – When my iPad dings at me to tell me that money is ready to be collected in my game. I want the game money, but OMG, can’t the thing see that I’m writing!
9 – When the cat knocks over something in the kitchen when I’m in the middle of a sentence.
10 – When I’ve planned a writing marathon and suddenly everyone I know wants to hang out with me at once.
11 – When I have 3 chapters left to write and I’m busy for three days in a row and can’t get to them!
12 – Being at work when a scene is burning a hole through my head.
13 – When that one word is on the tip of my tongue and it just won’t fall off! so I have to keep saying the sentence over and over again out loud until one of my imaginary friends tells me what it is or I give up only to remember three pages later but almost forget again by the time I scroll back up to it.
14 – When that one word is on the tip of my tongue and I have to stop everything I’m doing and type random words into dictionary.com until it comes to me.
15 – When I’m SO FREAKING excited about a scene and I talk a mile a minute trying to get it all out to someone at work before their eyes glaze over and it starts going in one ear and dissipating somewhere on their brain.
16 – When I can’t figure out how to spell a word and I’m so far off spell check can’t even figure out what I’m trying to say, so I have to stop everything and try out every single spelling I can think of until the computer gets it.
17 – When I have a great idea for a scene but forget by the time I get the chance to write it down. (Though I have a theory…if I forget it, it wasn’t meant to be.)
18 – When I run out of water AGAIN! (Dudes, I love me some aqua!)
19 – Getting hungry in the middle of a great session and having to stop and eat something before I gets a migraine and pass out.
20 – Getting tired in the middle of a great session.
And I’m sure there are so many more things that I forgot about! ^_^