The 2021 Daily Writing Challenge – April 11


I prepare plans, consider the contingencies, check and double-check my schedule for a specific reason. I hate when I am blindsided by the unexpected. Yesterday I had a solid plan which suffered from countless interruptions. Yes, there were the expected, pesky disturbances from family, friends, and contractors who ignore my “Do Not Disturb” sign, but the most annoying buttinskies were the crew from my current WIP.

Apparently, I have not been giving them the attention they need and deserve. This group is a demanding lot who don’t care about my well-being or my sanity. They have a tale to tell, and I am their conduit to the outside world. According to them, I need to start pulling my weight in this relationship. Ah, the drama. Great for the storyline, but not so wonderful when I am trying to make up for lost time and hit my deadlines.

As my appeasement to them, I handed over an hour of my tightly scheduled day and transcribed everything they had to say. I stopped them when they started censoring, editing, and embellishing the story in the middle of the re-telling. Geeze Louise, don’t they know that’s my job?

No matter the challenges and the obstacles blocking my way, I maintain the item at the top of my list as a non-negotiable. Yesterday I wrote 437 (countable) words.

Did you write yesterday?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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