It’s time to write my slice…
Write after I
watch The Voice on DVR
shop for dresses
join a Twitter chat (#ReadingScience)
shop for sandals
unload the dishwasher
try to register for a spring kickball league
convince Cam to take a shower
read last night’s comments
answer to the cry for “Mommmmm…”
diagnose the newest ailment
answer to the cry for “Mom!”
read the ingredients on the shampoo bottle
text the hubby who’s on his way home
At last, it’s time to write my slice.
I once read that Katie Wood Ray’s house is never cleaner than when she has a writing deadline looming. Sometimes the things that we do don’t keep us from writing; sometimes they give us time to process (and procrastinate) until we are ready to come to the page. Tonight, I wasn’t ready–at first–but I’m glad I saw it for what it was and came to the page–at last.
I’m participating in the 9th annual Slice of Life Challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers. I wonder how many of our students–who are returning tomorrow from spring break–will need time to process (and procrastinate) until they are ready to come to the page.