11/13/09

Acorns of Life

When the acorns of life are thrown at you, you have two choices:  catch them or get wacked in the head by them.  (I guess a third, less practical choice would be to catch the acorns and nail the psycho squirrel who is chunking them at you.)  This week I caught a lot of acorns.  Life just got in the way of my writing and I did not have any time to dedicate to my WIP.   I drop the kids off at school at 8am and I have to pick them up at 12pm, my time is short and valuable.  Here is my plan.

What I am not doing today….

I am not Feeding my kids.
I am not feeding the washer and dryer any more.   (Even though I have plenty of dirty clothes for it to snack on.  I swear our laundry basket is like the cup that runneth over, it never ends!)
I am not going to lunch with my friends.
I am not answering the phone.
I am not reading my emails.
I am not reading any blogs, until after noon.  I hope.
I am not reading any blog comments (especially my own, you peeps are da bomb but not ‘til noon)
I am not going to boxing class today.  (That really bums me but I went to the gym every day since Saturday, I need a break plus I visited my evil trainer twice this week so he could beat me to a pile of pulp.)

What I am doing today…

Ok fine, I’ll feed the kids but this is the last time.
I am finishing my WIP.  
I am finishing my WIP.    
I am finishing my WIP.  
I am finishing my WIP.  

Yes, I am willing it so.  Four hours should plenty of time to write the last 2000 words right?  Oh, I don’t know I’m nervous.  Distractions happen.

6 comments :

  1. Realizing you won't see this before noon...

    Good for you. And make those stinking kids walk for once. And who says they need to eat? Give yourself a few more hours. Occupy the kids with laundry duties.

    Good luck.

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  2. I vote for nailing the psycho squirrel!

    Just pull out a carton of ice cream for lunch. That has milk and milk is protein, right?

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  3. I hear ya! So easy to let distractions take over and get nothing accomplished! Good for you! and cool that you box!

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  4. Oh, yay for you! I hope it flowed. Now, are you loving the feeling of being finished?

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  5. Four hours is definitely enough time to put 2000 words in. You CAN do it. Believe in yourself. Close all other windows than your manuscripts word doc and write on!

    I love the look of your blog, too!!!!

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  6. Matt - Oh yeah, and the need to get a job and start paying rent too!

    Catherine - Yes it does have protein! Smart thinking. I was thinking bowl of cornflakes next to the kibble but this is better.

    Terry - Distractions are like evil pets, always needing something. I love boxing, stay fit and get our my aggressions.

    Anissa - it did flow like a river and ...i still didn't finish.

    Eileen - So I put in 2000, then another 1000 freaking A, I wish my characters would shut up already. I think I can shut them up in 500 more words.

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