It occurred to me that if quilting counts as exercise if one moves the ironing board to another room or rearranges heavy stacks of fabrics, we can start applying minutes spent on our writing-associated activities to our daily exercise goals. For example, all of the following burn calories and some build muscle as well:
- drumming fingers on the desk
- moving reference books from one spot to another
- shouting and pummeling the air when a story gets rejected
- shouting and pummeling the air when a story gets accepted
- getting out the Oxford English Dictionary to look up a word
- opening office supplies multiply and tightly packaged in thick plastic
- ripping open ink cartridge packages
- moving the printer to reach the secret area to clear out jams
- getting down books that live on the top shelf of a bookcase and later putting them away
- loading cartons of printer paper into the car and then carrying them from the car to the office
- procrastinating by ironing, carrying out the trash, unloading the dishwasher, etc.
See you again on April 4, when I blog at Novel Spaces again.