I have 35 minutes until my food settles enough that I can go for a run. I want to write. I want to write up one of the ideas on my (very short) list of ideas. The list is only three items long. Any one of the items on it would do. Yet. I can’t … Continue reading Avoidance
When I took our daughter shopping at an outlet mall after Christmas, I fell in love with a pair of Timberland boots. They were a golden wheat leather with red laces. I wasn’t looking for boots. When I saw how cute these boots were, I thought of all the reasons I needed boots: my heavy … Continue reading Money saving strategy: procrastination
Lord, I don’t know what I’ve gotten myself into. I started attending a critique group, and for the past few sessions, I’ve been perfectly content to read other writer’s work and give them what I hope is helpful feedback. But when the organizer emailed a call for submissions for next month’s meeting, I impulsively hit … Continue reading From Posts to “Pieces”
One of the most challenging aspects of this commitment to post every day for seven consecutive days has not been the writing. The biggest challenge, especially for a perfectionist, has been practicing restraint in editing. I felt kind of ridiculous when I publicly accepted the Daily Post challenge in my “Buts” piece. I knew we … Continue reading The challenge of the challenge: not editing.