Two weeks ago, I unveiled my summer schedule. No more baseball practice! No more piano lessons! Instead of taking my kids to activities, I planned to use the time between dinner and the kids' bedtime for writing. Why not? It was basically free time in my schedule. What could possibly go wrong?
So let's check in on my summer writing schedule progress. The first thing I did last week with my scheduled time block was
... buy a bike! Well, okay, that's not writing, but I really need the exercise. A bike will make it easier for my exercise not to interfere with my writing time. So the next thing I did was
... challenge my husband to ladderball! That qualifies as exercise too, right? No? That's alright, I can catch up on writing time over the weekend. It rained all day on Saturday. Perfect writing weather. So I
... took the kids to see Toy Story 3.
Alright, I have no excuse for that one. Obviously I have trouble sitting still in the summer, especially after working in a cubicle all day. It's time to remember that writers have to give things up to write. The time will never land in my lap. I have to wrest it away from summer fun. So last night I did the only reasonable thing I could.
I went to the lake. Ooh, pretty herons.
-- Kate, Miss Summer Slacker Who Needs to Get Sick of Nice Weather ASAP