We are in for a wild ride. Strap on your life vests and hold on tight. Black Friday has arrived, and Cyber Monday is not far behind. I am pelted with ads proclaiming how much money I can save if I only buy now. Party season is in full force, and the desire to see dear friends and the obligation to attend events scheduled for the same date has reached manic proportions.
Somewhere in there is the need to carve out writing time. My list of odd places to compose a line or two is bordering on hilarious not to mention nauseating. Did I mention I easily become car sick?
The scene plays out with me, eyes closed, breathing deeply, and repeating the line over and over in my head until the wave of nausea passes. The car stops at a red light. I quickly type on my phone, hoping to get it all written before the car lurches forward with the green light. I close my eyes again, repeating the next section as we speed towards the next red light.
Rinse and repeat until we finally arrive at the party. I finish the passage in the driveway, gather the packages from the car and head inside. Everyone looks concerned and asks if I am okay. Oh yes, just fine, the passage is safely saved in my phone.
A loved one is fond of saying life is like a roller coaster. You can either get on and scream or you can sit back and enjoy the ride. Yippee Ki Yay!
Where are you squeezing in writing time?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer