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.