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My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« on: July 16, 2017, 10:32:09 PM »
My new writing partner is not pulling his weight. He keeps distracting me and sleeping on the job   :o :D



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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 11:08:25 PM »
My new writing partner is not pulling his weight. He keeps distracting me and sleeping on the job   :o :D



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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 11:21:52 PM »
What a DOLL. My heart just melted.  :-*

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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 11:28:09 PM »
Sheesh!  What a dog!

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 03:07:11 AM »
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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 03:36:51 AM »
Love it!

Enjoy the peace - I recently acquired a similar writing partner and his most significant contributions so far have been to make me so sleep deprived I can barely string a sentence together and try to chew the laptop cord.

I only have a few weeks of this, thankfully, but I am in awe of any parent with young children who manages to run the house / get themselves to work / otherwise generally function let alone do any writing!!

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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 03:41:15 AM »
You need to fire him! (And ship him to my house. <3)
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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 04:28:48 AM »
I've got five mini partners like that ATM. 5 weeks old and mamma doesn't much watch after them anymore except to relieve the pressure in her teats. Lucky I finished my wip but they are delaying me from doing anything else! I hat to put them in an exercise pen because I can't  keep them in the whelping box even with the door closed-- they just came over it to find me. Luckily the older dachshunds are content as lapdogs and are just happy to be somewhat near me!
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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 04:33:14 AM »
Awwww!
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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 05:24:45 AM »
Cute and a good reminder to take a nap today :)

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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 05:27:54 AM »
Thanks for the laugh! I wish my helpers ever napped, but they're two legged!

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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 06:21:40 AM »
Awwwwwww!
I wish I had a work partner that adorable!
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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 06:25:59 AM »
Maybe he's unsure of his craft and a bit overwhelmed? After all, he wouldn't be the first author to suffer from writer's block. Enrolling him in an upcoming writing seminar might be just the ticket. ;)
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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 07:18:51 AM »
I've got five mini partners like that ATM. 5 weeks old and mamma doesn't much watch after them anymore except to relieve the pressure in her teats. Lucky I finished my wip but they are delaying me from doing anything else! I hat to put them in an exercise pen because I can't  keep them in the whelping box even with the door closed-- they just came over it to find me. Luckily the older dachshunds are content as lapdogs and are just happy to be somewhat near me!

You should count your blessings. This:

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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2017, 07:40:00 AM »
My writing partner has a tendency to walk off with my keyboard.
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« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2017, 08:21:26 AM »
D'aww!   :D

Punish him by booping his belly!

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« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2017, 08:26:01 AM »
You should count your blessings. This:

http://www.today.com/pets/pile-puppies-sheepdog-gives-birth-record-setting-17-pups-1-t76856

 :o

Wow! lol that's a lot of puppies. Here I thought we were blessed to have so many from a miniature dachshund, but I can't imagine trying to keep up with 17.

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« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2017, 08:30:08 AM »
Awwww. :)

One of my writing partners is starting kindergarten in a few weeks. But that's okay, I'm sure my four-legged writing partner will up the amount of times she needs to go outside to check her p-mail, in between bouts of barking at invisible villains.

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« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2017, 09:31:22 AM »
Thanks for giving me my laugh for the day! I have two writing partners like that, but they're always sleeping on the job, too, LOL. They're two of the laziest workers I've ever seen, TBH. I love them all the same, though.


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« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2017, 09:39:42 AM »
Whenever I tell people I'm a writer, I always imagine that's what they think the job entails...

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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2017, 09:46:11 AM »
My new writing partner is not pulling his weight. He keeps distracting me and sleeping on the job   :o :D




So cute.

Thanks for giving me my laugh for the day! I have two writing partners like that, but they're always sleeping on the job, too, LOL. They're two of the laziest workers I've ever seen, TBH. I love them all the same, though.

I can so relate. I have a writing partner who likes to sleep on the job, but that's a good thing, since he also likes to behave like my supervisor, hanging over my shoulder, keeping a tap on what I'm doing, or jostle against my laptop for my lap (I have this suspicious that he thinks he owns it).


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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2017, 11:31:44 AM »
He's plotting! Sheesh. Give him a break.

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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2017, 11:58:11 AM »
Thanks for giving me my laugh for the day! I have two writing partners like that, but they're always sleeping on the job, too, LOL. They're two of the laziest workers I've ever seen, TBH. I love them all the same, though.


LOVE the new puppy!

Yeah . . . these dog stories make you wonder where the phrase "works like a dog" ever came from.  ;D I'm lucky if my writing buddy occasionally opens one eye during our current collaboration.
 

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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2017, 12:12:21 PM »
The only pulling my writing partner does is on his leash during his obligatory daily walks (45 minutes minimum, as per his contract!).  You'd be surprised how hard a 5 pound terrier can pull when he wants to change direction.   :o


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« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2017, 01:19:09 PM »
Writer's block.

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« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2017, 01:30:36 PM »
I love this post.
Too cute!

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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2017, 02:56:04 PM »
What a lazy bum.

Please rub his ears and give him top-of-the-head kisses for me. :D

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« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2017, 03:05:40 PM »
I'd say switch to a cat but as mine is currently sprawled across my PC keyboard, that might not help.

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« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2017, 03:55:38 PM »
Love it!

Enjoy the peace - I recently acquired a similar writing partner and his most significant contributions so far have been to make me so sleep deprived I can barely string a sentence together and try to chew the laptop cord.

I only have a few weeks of this, thankfully, but I am in awe of any parent with young children who manages to run the house / get themselves to work / otherwise generally function let alone do any writing!!

LOL. I know what you mean.  We've had our little man about five weeks now so the house training is done thankfully. But he loves chewing on everything and has "toys" everywhere.  We keep saying its like having toddlers in the house again but we wouldn't be without him  :-*.

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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2017, 03:58:35 PM »
My writing partner has a tendency to walk off with my keyboard.

In order to practise their touch typing skills no doubt  :P

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« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2017, 04:08:24 PM »
I've got five mini partners like that ATM. 5 weeks old and mamma doesn't much watch after them anymore except to relieve the pressure in her teats. Lucky I finished my wip but they are delaying me from doing anything else! I hat to put them in an exercise pen because I can't  keep them in the whelping box even with the door closed-- they just came over it to find me. Luckily the older dachshunds are content as lapdogs and are just happy to be somewhat near me!

OMG five dach puppies - so cute! Our Lewy is a dach x labrador mix from a litter of eight.  Not sure how daddy dach managed it but hats off to him  :P.

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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2017, 04:21:02 PM »
I hear ya. My new summer intern is not pulling her weight either. And wants to start work WAY too early in the morning.


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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2017, 09:07:43 PM »
There are people on the TV riding bikes! No wonder he's all tuckered out. That would exhaust me as well.
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Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2017, 10:28:49 PM »
I hear ya. My new summer intern is not pulling her weight either. And wants to start work WAY too early in the morning.



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