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I usually write at night. Then the next morning, I take a few minutes to review, revise, edit, and publish. I like to be a day ahead during this challenge. Because, well, life is busy, and this relieves any of the "I still need to write today" thoughts.
Well, I still need to write today.
Last night after dinner, dishes, homework, and the girls were tucked into bed, it was finally time for me and some writing.
"Hey, do you want to watch the episode of This is Us that we missed?" My husband, Jon, asked.
Without hesitating, "Yea, that's a good idea." We have not had a quiet night together in some time. Also, knowing that he would fall asleep mid-way through the show would allow me about an hour or so before bedtime to write and read some slices.
I know I still need to write today.
Mid-way through, I looked over to Jon and sure enough, his eyes were closed. I'll give it a couple more minutes. Then, the next thing I know, my eyes were heavy and slowly closing. There was not a chance I would maintain a moment for writing. It would have to wait until tomorrow.
Ugh. I still need to write today.
As I climbed into bed, I scribbled a few notes and words on several yellow sticky notes to hold an idea that I was drafting in my head.
Morning arrived and today I had to be up early. No option to hit the snooze button. Everybody in the house needed to be up and moving because I had to leave early to head to a conference with my friend, Chris.
No time to type up my words from the yellow sticky notes. Those sticky notes sit on my laptop, staring at me, waiting to be recorded in today's slice.
And here I sit at my conference and right in front of me is Ruth. The one person who nudged me seven years ago to start this blog and write. To join in, write on Tuesdays and write every day during the March writing challenge.
Here I am being asked by Ruth to just write.
I wrote my slice today. Minus the words from those yellow sticky notes.