Let’s talk about BIC.
Butt In Chair.
We Indie writers know that a huge part of our success is regular output. That means we have to actually SIT in the chair and WRITE.
I’ve managed to reduce some of the BIC time by turning it into DD time (DD=Dragon Dictation.) I can walk around, lie on the bed, or sit in a recliner.
However, I still need to spend a LOT of time at the computer – and boy, is my butt feeling it. I’ve tried a few different office chairs over the years, but I still notice it if I’m sitting for any length of time. Unfortunately, although I’m – er – generously proportioned, none of the excess flab is where I really need it: under my butt in the chair!
I Googled ergonomic office chairs. I Googled office chairs with padded seats. Some of them I salivated over – but could I justify a thousand bucks for an office chair? Probably not – not until I’m a wildly successful Indie author. Some I’ve read about could buy 700 one-thousand-dollar chairs from their Indie income.
But not me.
And THEN – I stumbled across a website that sold gel cushions.
I read about it, did some more investigation on the Internet, looked at different brands, and read reviews. Then I checked to make sure my Paypal-linked account had sufficient funds, and clicked the ‘buy’ button.
Now I’m sitting on a Wondergel Extreme Seat Cushion, and my butt is a lot happier in its chair, let me tell you. I’ve had it for four days, and I’ve spent a lot of hours on that cushion. And yes, it does make a difference.
In case YOUR butt is rebelling about the amount of time you want to keep it in the chair, here’s the YouTube video…