On Holidays and the Art of Procrastination

Ah, the holidays. A time of love and laughter. Giving and receiving. Cooking and cleaning….oh, is that just me?

It’s true that the Holidays are a wonderful time to remember to stop and smell the roses when it comes to family and friends. We’re reminded constantly that this is the time we’re supposed to put our electronics away, look each other in the eyes and become human heart eye emojis.

I wanted to, y’all.  I really, really did.  And I did to an extent.  I smiled and laughed as my kids opened all of their gifts. then I spent what felt like four days cleaning up everything they made a mess of, every five seconds.

Because I should have been writing.

That’s what I kept hearing my inner voice say.

Because you should have been writing.

I have a lot of work to do. I’m supposed to be working on a synopsis for a contest submission and I need to do a run through of BlindSpot to make sure it’s up to snuff.  I should be editing to get my word count down but that’s a completely different blog post.  I’m way behind on writing Forgiving History and need to buckle down and get that finished.

I did none of those things.

In fact, I didn’t even crack my laptop open.

Screaming woman from Thriller video

The guilt is real people.

So, today – I will write. Today – I will do better.

Maybe if I keep saying it, it will happen! Wish me luck!