Sunday, January 20, 2013


I'm close. Really close. I have about three to five pages left of that Halloween story (just to flesh out some scenes) and I'll be ready for edits.

I planned on finishing up yesterday and doing the first round of edits today. But, as usual, life got in the way. You see, this weekend is our annual basketball tournament at school. I'm the cheerleading coach, so I need to be there for our team's games. On the outset, this didn't seem like a problem. To put it bluntly, they aren't very good this year. As in we've won one game all year. So, I planned my weekend around this fact. We had a game Friday night, which I figured we'd lose and move to the consolation bracket on Saturday. Play that game, lose, and we're out. Then I'd have all day Sunday to myself.

Nope. Friday night went just as 'planned'. Saturday our game was at 1:30ish. I hated to leave home to go to school, because I was on a role with writing (And how often does that happen?) but I took my trusty notebook with me and planned (There's that nasty word again.) to get the synopsis done during the game. Wouldn't you know it? Those boys played a good game. It was fun to watch. And darn it all...they won.

Now, you don't have to tell me, I should be excited for these grade school kids and not be selfish enough to lament my weekend going to pot,or at least off track. But, sue me, I'm only human. Because not only do I now have to be at school in the middle of the day today, but I also had to stay longer after that game yesterday to make another run-through for the game today. Which in turn gave me even less writing time at home, because I had another school-related event last night.

All in all, it's not the end of the world. My head is still spinning with ideas, so it's just a matter of getting them written. We're off tomorrow for MLJjr Day. Being at school for a little over an hour today isn't going to kill me. I can still multi-task and get that synopsis done during the game. And, the deadline for submitting the story isn't for another week, so I still feel like I'm in pretty good shape.

But seriously, life sure can throw some curve balls, can't it? The best laid plans and all that...

Until next time,

Happy Reading!



Morgan Mandel said...

Sounds like you're making great progress, and tomorrow is another day!

Morgan Mandel

Debra St. John said...

So true...