When my muse strikes, I find myself scrambling to get the free-flow of ideas down on paper, stealing moments here and there throughout the day to jot down some crazy piece of inspiration. Undoubtedly, other important things I need to attend to often fall by the wayside. It used to be time with my husband. But when he re-painted the formal dining room, hung the “fancy” art back on the walls, and declared we were eating in here EVERY night, I got the hint.
Lately, it’s my house that has been suffering. I’ve spent the last two weeks furiously revising two WIPs so that I could clear my plate in anticipation of NaNoWrite. Those WIPs have been completed and passed off, and today I decided to tackle those house chores I've been slacking on.
Wow, my house was dirty! I made a fatal mistake, one that all moms’ make a few times a year; I moved the couch to vacuum underneath. My little old Dyson wouldn’t cut it, had to get the shop vac out to tackle that job. I am heading for the bathroom grout now. Hopefully I will re-surface in the next hour with a sparkling clean tub and a bleach headache a mile long.
I can’t be the only one who puts off the little things in order to make time to write. What do you all put off when the muse strikes?