Sunday, September 6, 2009

Writer's Camp

I wrote three blog posts while driving to work one day last week. Unfortunately, by the time I parked the car, walked into the building, greeted a half dozen coworkers, fired up my computer, dispatched the voice mail, provided duplicate reports to people who managed to lose them last week, got a cup of tea and a bottle of water... umm, sorry, I lost my train of thought.

Oh yes, by the time I did all that, I could barely remember the subject of my three blog posts, never mind the content.

strugglingwriter wrote about this several weeks ago. He wrote the Greatest Blog Post Ever while mowing the lawn. But then, by the time he finished the job and put the mower away, he forgot half of what he'd plan to write.

Anyway, ever since I read that, I had a great idea for a business. It would be a Writer's Camp. You'd come to my house, and I'd put you to work doing all the regular chores you'd do at home -- chores so mundane that they'd inspire your mind to wander into lush fields of prose. And then, whenever you feel like it, just drop what you're doing and write.

Doesn't that sound awesome?

Of course, when you're done writing, I'd expect you to finish what you started. And remember to use the mildew-resistant paint in the bathroom.



Edited on 2010-01-04 to credit strugglingwriter for inspiring this post. I had originally thought that Blogger Dad wrote the greatest blog post ever.

6 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

Haha! That's brilliant! Great idea! Good luck with the sign-ups :)

Oh the amount of times I've thought of clever witty things to write about, only to have the ideas completely vanish from my pea-sized brain by the time I reach a pen to jot them down or a computer to type them into...

Rummuser said...

How do you make money? Unless it is just the savings that you are after!

Square Peg Guy said...

Hi Rummuser:

I forgot to mention that I'd hope to get 2% of royalties or perhaps advance.

Good question. Of course, this is all in jest.

Square Peg Guy said...

Hi Harriet:

I think this resonates with a lot of us.

Thanks for commenting!

cardiogirl said...

Indeed it is a great idea. Now you need to sell a Writer's Camp franchise so I can get in on the action.

Square Peg Guy said...

Hey CG!

Selling the franchise isn't my department. Or even starting one. I'm only responsible for the ideas, not action. :)

Thanks for stopping by!