So far today is a bust for writing.
Started out sleeping in – very rare for me. Normally I have to crawl out of bed before every one else to pick my eldest son up from his night job. But he is away visiting his new girlfriend. So I guess my body decided to take advantage of the rare opportunity to sleep in and I didn’t wake up at almost 9 a.m. Really late for me.
I was in the middle of writing – honest! – at 10 when the phone rang. It was my sister, and we don’t connect much, but I knew she’d been seriously ill lately, so I picked it up. As usual she started chatting and filling me in on everything that’s happened in the months since she last called. (Mainly me murmuring hopefully supportive mutterings when she complained about how her runaway daughter never phoned anymore, that her son had a girl spend the night and they got their jollies on while Sis was ill and stuck in her bed with pneumonia, how she suspects said runaway daughter’s boyfriend is beating her up, etc.) In other words, not one I felt I could cut short. That phone call lasted until 12:15, when Calling Waiting beeped. My eldest son announcing he needed to be picked up at the Go Train Station. Which meant a trip out.
So now it’s nearly 1 and I’ve only written 650 words. Rats!
Hopefully, I’ll be able to get back into the flow, but I know that usually my creativity is best in the morning and dries up by two. I’ll let you know.
But while I’m writing – hopefully productively – hop on over to my editing partner’s new blog, Marley Delarose, Author. It’s her first post today. She’s written about how the internet has changed the way we deal with life and can connect with each other. I’m sure she’d be thrilled to hear how it’s changed your life, and the friendships you’ve made as a result of blogging and online courses …
**Edited at 10:00 pm** Well, I got a bit more done – up to 1600 words for today anyway. So I think that’s the minimum I have to write. It’s coming along – I just have to cut out the distractions.