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Interruptions. The Shining Syndrome

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brian madden
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0 posted 09-30-2002 04:28 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

OK, I think this is my first time making a post in
the alley but I have to let rip.......

Have you ever been interrupted when writing a poem by a family member and you completely lose your train of thought? To make matters worse, it is something small, like wondering where is a piece of paper they misplaced or how to turn on a mobile phone. After this happens a few times they wonder why you are getting so snappy.

Well It is happening to me tonight, just as I am beginning to shift that writers block I have the
door opens and my name is called.

Don't people know what happens to a writer with a continous block... they enter into Jack Nicholson Shining mode.

I am off to talk nicely to my muse and see if we can get some quiet time together.

Don't drag the orchestra into this thing
Rattle those sticks, rattle those sticks
The sound is beautiful, its perfect!
The birthday party

serenity blaze
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1 posted 09-30-2002 04:35 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

smiling...I am literally in the center of the house. You have my sympathies. Then? smiling wider now, when you have children, just TRY to go hide with notebook awhile.

uh uh.

No Go.

I generally ask in frustration, "Why are ya'll following me?"

To which they reply in unison in this really annoying cherub type voice, "Because...we LOVE you!"

Don't let 'em kid you. I know sarcasm when I hear it.
Miah
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2 posted 09-30-2002 06:04 PM       View Profile for Miah   Email Miah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miah

Brian,
Know how you feel, when I am deeply into something I am doing I bite anyone's head off that comes by.  

Can't they see were busy.   
bsquirrel
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3 posted 09-30-2002 06:20 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Phones were made
for writers to scream at.

Doors were made
for writers to block shut.

Pens were made
to run out of ink!

I was made
to write a really lame poem here.
Poet deVine
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4 posted 09-30-2002 08:54 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Simple solution: Keep a water gun, loaded and ready, next to you when you're muse is ready to cooperate. One quick squirt at the genus interuptus will show them you want to be alone (or you'll end up soaking wet after a water gun fight!)...
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5 posted 09-30-2002 09:19 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Oh yes.

The irony is that i'm here (at pip) right now, because my four-year-old nephew is also "writing a book," as I told him i was doing... uhm... well, i thought *i* was bad about needing support... every three seconds, "look what letter i just wrote uncle chris! looklooklooklooklook"

ROFL - love him madly, but he's death on concentration!
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6 posted 10-01-2002 08:56 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Oh, YES!

Sheesh.

We need to start a thread as has been started here on interruptus solutions....
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7 posted 10-02-2002 08:56 AM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

I find a sign hung on the handle fo my shut door usually does the job but just incase I normally wear a pair of headphones with some music playing. If these are a little too simple I suggest you invest in a cattle prod or install spke traps beneath the entrance to the room where you write.

Andrew
brian madden
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Karen, you must have the centre of the house sectioned off, barbed wire. Heh they are your kinds, but when they are interrupting your muse, drastic measures must be taken. Ok barbed wire is a little OTT, an electric fence on the other hand, one shock should keep em at bay.

Miah, glad to know that my anger does not make me a psychopath, just a passionate poet.

Mike, thanks for the poem.

Sharon, firstly my computer would get wet, secondly the genus interuptus is my mum, who is no doubt seeking revenge for all the times I raised hell as a kid. I guess I deserve these interruptions. As the line from the sitcom "That 70's show" goes "I gave you life what more do you want.

Chris, I am starting to think I am angrier at my muse than being interrupted. Bad idea giving info like that to a kid, I have a teenage cousin (sounds like the title of a bad C&W song), nosy as hell. When she sees me at the computer, she wants to know what I am doing, if I am e-mailing, who am I e-mailing  and can she read my e-mails. Best to use the mushroom theory,
“keep them in the dark and feed them dirt”.  

Karilea, excellent idea. Come on guys need your ideas on getting peace and quiet.

Andrew, in Ireland you need planning permission if want to hang up a tyre swing, lethal traps in your home…well there is a lot of red tape and forms. I guess I should just write in my bedroom lock the door and turn the stereo up loud.

El riesgo vive siempre!

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9 posted 10-24-2002 01:56 PM       View Profile for FuzzyFrazzledFraggle   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for FuzzyFrazzledFraggle

That's why I moved out Then again I still have my roommates to bug me sometimes URGH..lol

Consider yourself fuzzed

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10 posted 10-25-2002 07:52 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Yep.....but all I can ever do is throw a shoe
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11 posted 10-25-2002 11:37 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Don't you know most muses work best after midnight, after the munchkins and friends all go to bed? Put the hatchet down, Jack, and pick up the pen at night.
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12 posted 10-27-2002 10:56 AM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

i know. my mom has no idea what I am doing (If I told her she would want to read my poetry and i hate that for some reason)so she thinks that it is ok to interupt me. Then I get what I call a writter's block. Can't stand it!
 
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