I ended up taking an accidental break from the novel-writing today. I’d found a dental appointment card in my purse one day and assumed it was for this Feb. 2. I wrote it on the calendar and planned accordingly.
Today I dropped Callee off, did an errand to pass a little time and showed up at the office 40 minutes early for my teeth cleaning. When I pulled in the parking lot I just knew I was there on the wrong day. I went to the counter and discovered sure enough my real appointment is actually next week.
It was 9:30 when I left the office and drove home. I still had plenty of time to write, I’d just have to do it in my living room instead of at Border’s. Easy enough, right? Not at all. I came in and sat down at 9:45. I wasted about 30 minutes on Facebook, then pulled up my latest chapter. I read the first sentence and a voice in my head screamed NO! I decided that the whole mix-up must have been for a reason and that I needed the break from the novel.
Of course, I didn’t want to waste anymore of that precious writing time, so I tried to rattle off a post for Owning Pink. One paragraph in and the voice did it again…NO! I trashed the paragraph and gave up.
So here I am and I bet you can guess what the voice is saying?
I’ve got one hour left, I guess I’ll have to use that time for cleaning. (Holy crap, this must be really bad if I’m choosing to clean instead of write!)