I'm always so sad when the Olympic torch goes out. Monday night I sat in front of the TV and said, "Now what?" For two weeks I didn't engage in the debate of, "What should we watch tonight?" If the prime coverage wasn't on, I switched to the auxilary channel that was piping in Olympic events all day long. That channel was actually much more entertaining. There you got to see some raw events such as women's weightlifting. I was ready to lift the couch after watching that!
I am hooked to these events because I enjoy viewing all the things I could never manage myself. We watch all these Marvel superheros in the movies when there are real superheroes out there. People who can perform hurculean feats. I have such admiration for anyone that reaches this level.
They should have an Olympics for writers. It could have such competitions as:
Endurance Writing - Maximum word count in a single seating.
Marathon Writing - 26.1 miles on a writer's treadmill.
Writer's reach - Maximum stretch length to retrieve a much-needed pile of notes on that book cabinet you can just barely reach without standing up from your desk.
Writer's stare down - Who can stare at a single word the longest.
Writer's coffee challenge - Who can drink the most coffee without running to the bathroom during a pivotal scene.
What do you think? I'd slay the coffee challenge! I can wiggle in place for at least a half hour after three cups of coffee.
Maureen A. Miller
Competing in the Writer's coffee challenge trials.