I expected to have such glorious news to share with you about all the editing I got done on my book, but alas…I have no such news.
I took the day off yesterday and was expecting to settle in a chair with my candles lit, coffee by my side, and my laptop in my…lap. Well, I had to leave the house by 9 a.m., because we were going to have a two hour showing of our house. A second look, which is pretty good news in itself. I was going to go to the library with my laptop and edit in the quiet, surrounded by books and the smell of paper.
I grabbed my cell phone on my way out and saw that I had missed a call. From work. Now, one of my best friends works with me, so I immediately called her back, thinking she needed something job related. Well, as it turns out, the other office worker could not come in due to her daughter having complications from her knee surgery. My friend told me not to come in, but in a school office as busy as ours is, I knew I could not leave her all alone.
So I went to work. I DID keep my jeans on though. And I stopped by Starbucks and got me a Skinny Caramel Macchiato. And then I stopped by Sonic and got me and my friend a Route 44 drink. Hey, if I was going to have to work, then I was going in comfy and caffeined up.
I had hoped to share something funny I’d found in my editing. Or at least something I was learning. Or maybe how many times I used the word thus or ’tis. (medieval “speak”) But alas, ’twas not to be.
On a happier note, my son shot two 3-point shots in his game yesterday. Those always make me so incredibly nervous. I find myself willing him NOT to shoot, because I think there is no way it is going in the hoop, but my goodness, my little six foot 8th grader swooshed it two times!
I will be editing this weekend, just so you know. I do hope to have some great progress to share with you Monday. I’m just glad I can be flexible and not be too stressed out about it.
Do you find when your plans change at the last minute, you get mad and/or frustrated? Or do you go with the flow? Do you pull out your cranky pants when you planned on writing, but life gets in the way?