But I am here to help! You have three glorious days ahead of you that you can use to write. Don't let the family bribe you out of your closet of writerhood, don't let them guilt you into the sunlight. Here are a few pointers that will help you WRITE ALL THE THINGS*:
- Prepare your coffee the night before. Maybe even move the coffee maker into your writer-ly space so you don't have to go into the kitchen. Avoid the kitchen guys. This is their first wave of attack -- they'll be frying and baking and you'll say oh just one bite and before you know it, one bite is six hours and you're bone tired and can't write. In summary: no kitchens.
- Stock up like you're getting ready for the zombie apocalypse, okay? Snacks, coffee, tea. Get an electric tea kettle. You only leave your writing zone if you want your writing streak to die.
- If you're a student, don't feel like you can't use that to advantage. If your parents come knocking for some parent/child time, just yell this term paper is due on Tuesday, don't you care at all about my future?! It will work, and your parents will also feel guilty and give you at least three hours of uninterrupted work time. Which you can use to Tumbl.
- When all else fails build a fort out of books. Most people won't want to touch the mental process linked to that with a ten foot pole. That, and if you have to resort to building a fort of books you probably look a little crazy. Trust me. People will leave you alone.
- And if all else fails: