The 2021 Daily Writing Challenge – August 28

2021 Daily Writing Challenge Q2

At the end of every evening, before I climb into bed, hoping for a restful night’s sleep, I lay out a game plan for accomplishing my most important tasks for the next day. Being an optimist, I tend to place too many items on my wish list. I live for the rare day when I find myself in the blissful situation of marking each task as finished. Yesterday was not one of those days. I struggled and handled a never-ending stream of problems and minor crises almost as soon as I opened my eyes.

A single thought kept running through my mind, “Really? How hard can this be?” I have spent two weeks attempting to complete a financial transaction with a unique set of circumstances. Yesterday, I received an email stating everything was signed, sealed, and the last step was to authorize payment. Easy-peasy right? Nope, their system would not process the card on file, which precipitated another phone call, and a half-hour of listening to hold music. When a human answered, I explained the issue. I logged ten more minutes with the lovely music before I got the verdict. There was a problem with the invoice, and the only person who could fix it was out of the office.

Different versions of the same scenario repeated as I tried to make progress on any front. Even my online class was not immune. The conference call suffered from confusion, hesitation, delay, and a mad scramble to salvage something of value for our time. Around 5 P.M, I realized I had not yet read my daily tarot cards.

Under the sign of the Hanged Man, external events could well impede your projects. Act with prudence and remove one obstacle after the other to make progress. You’ll need to learn to exercise patience. Whatever you do, don’t expect too much of today since this could well turn out to be a day full of frustrations.

I wish I had read that earlier.

I always remember my number one writing priority. My core habits are strong, and writing a little every day is my secret weapon. Yesterday I wrote 353 countable words.

Did you write yesterday?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

12 thoughts on “The 2021 Daily Writing Challenge – August 28

  1. Ah loved this one!
    I’m in the process of rapid writing a chapter a day for a book. Tough with a bad eye condition, but am just spilling, no editing. Loved what you wrote here💜wishing you loads of laughter, no matter what!

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