Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Avocado on My Slipper
Sometimes, I go through life wondering things. Where's my coffee? (It was on the dryer.) Where's my cell phone? (On a shelf in my clothes closet.) How did I get avocado on my slipper?
I mean, I can probably figure out the answer to these questions. But I can't remember exactly.
And then I think of the biggest question of all:
How did I get so out of touch with my manuscript?
And, I don't know how, exactly.
There are lots of excuses. I have three active kids. A husband. Commitments with schools and a church. Friends. Family. Holidays. Deaths and illnesses.
But, now that I am a few days into the New Year, a few days into ROW 80, now, I know exactly:
I'm not out of touch with my manuscript.
I have worked for a total of four hours on it, in the last two days. I know exactly what I did during those four hours, and I know exactly what I am going to do the next hours that I devote to writing. I know the time I spent blogging, and the time I spent exercising.
I am writing deliberately.
And because of that, if my MC were to get avocado on her slipper, I will remember exactly how that happened. :)
I am hitting all my writing and exercising goals. I'm excited about that. I'm excited just to know whether or not I am hitting my goals! I'm enjoying keeping track of the time I spend on things. On where my energy goes.
Maybe I'll get to that level of consciousness in my avocado filled life as well.
How are you doing? What crazy things have you done, and then later wonder how that happened? What goals are you working toward, writing or otherwise?