Thursday, May 28, 2009


We all remember the girls in high school who were so excited about having a boyfriend that they spent all of their time with them, ignoring their friends. Then two months later when the boyfriend disappears her friends were gone as well.

I feel that way with writing. It’s my friend that I’ve been ignoring. My self imposed deadline of June 1st looms but I’ve Instead I’ve been spending all of my time playing soccer and watching my boys play basketball. Not that those are bad things but they’ve definitely taken me away from writing.

Now that I’ve broken my wrist and have a huge cast on, making it hard to type, I’m regretting how much I ignored the pages sitting beside my computer. Fortunately, unlike people, the printed word doesn’t have feelings. They don’t get mad that I’ve pushed them aside for so long.

So now that my boyfriend, soccer, has turned on me I’ll go seek forgiveness and finish my last two chapters by Monday, even if it’s only with one hand.

Let this be a lesson to you all; type while you still can.


Heidi Willis said...

Does this fall under the "You always want what you can't have" category? :)

I'm sorry your wrist is broken. It's amazing how necessary those things are! But I bet you'll be typing like a pro again in no time, cast and all!

Patti said...

Heidi: It could also fall into; "you don't appreciate what you have until it's gone."

JKB said...

Well, look at it this way. Your kids are only young once, but you have the gift of writing for all your days.

Enjoy your time with them, let your wrist heal, and come visit me on my blog. (j/k)

I hope it's better and more sane soon so you can write!

Jessie Oliveros said...

Maybe writing is your boyfriend, and you have been ignoring your boyfriend to spend more time with your friends, Soccer and Family. And he is a really understanding boyfriend that will always be there when you are ready to see him again. Not like the real boyfriends. You could probably even cheat on him, but he would still be waiting for you.

Patti said...

JKB: you're right kids are only kids once. In fact I'm headed to a basketball tourney right now.

Jessie: I love those kinds of boyfriends, Welcome back.