I have just completed another revision of one of my young adult contemporary works in progress which we writerly types call - YA Contemp WIP. And it became glaringly obvious during the past week how completely incompetent I become while I’m in the middle of a revision or rewrite.
You were not alone in some of my shocking slip ups…Some of which included… forgetting to remind a friend I wasn’t going to meet her at the park. Forgetting to confirm my son was sleeping over and I just turned up and dropped him off. Staring off into the distance while conversation continued around me. I even stopped the flow of conversation with unnecessary writerly talk. Yes, you see now … (please laugh with me) incompetent in general life.
So I apologise in advance because this episode that has just past will be a reoccurring event. But I know what I must do so I don’t lose all friends and family in the process. I must remember to set more reminders on my smart (oh so very smart) phone and write every detail and event on our kitchen calendar (where my kids keep me accountable). And perhaps then, while my head is in a far away land of fantasy, our life here on earth can continue without too much confusion.
I am so very thankful for friends and family who accept that my head is often off in another world with created characters.
But most of all I’m thankful for the ridiculous grace over my life. As I fall asleep each night, I know that tomorrow is new and fresh – and this gift of creativity I have will find the margin to flourish.
And so I sign off in
Love Hope and Grace
AKA Mich/Michelle/Shelle/Micky/Mic/Sis/Cuz/Bob/George (aha.. yep…don’t ask)
photo credit... my camera, my candle, my hand, my keyboard