Cheating Is Okay, Right?

So I'm polishing my MS and it is going great.  I have a solid MS that needs a few "beef up" here and "slow down" there clean ups. I'm actually enjoying polishing now the heavy editing is complete.  But I cheated.

I know, I know.  What the heck was I thinking?  Well, I was doing just that, thinking.  I got an idea and at first it was harmless.  Me and Idea had coffee.  And then after coffee, Mr. Sexy Abs Idea invited me to lunch and one thing lead to another and before you know it, we had sex.  A few hours and 5OOO words later, a baby was born.

Now I know what you are thinking, "Oh Dana, didn't your momma raise you better?"

Girl, Momma didn't raise no fool.  I know that if I play too much with Mr. Sexy Abs Idea that I will start to neglect the MS I am so close to querying.  I just needed to flirt a little with Mr. Sexy Abs Idea and be reminded I've still got it, even though I'm married to Mr. Hurry Up And Query Me Manuscript.  I'm going to query you baby, don't you worry about that.  And Mr. Sexy Abs Idea, well sweets, it was a one night stand and the reality is, I may never call you again.  But I'll keep your number (read "book idea notes") and maybe later we can hook up again.

*fans self* Is it hot in here or is it just me?

The beauty of our fling, is that it really fueled my editing paralysis and my MS polishing is coming along nicely today.

So, do you feel guilty when you cheat?  Don't lie writers, everybody cheats, even if it's just a kiss, it's still cheating. ;)