Things I did today instead of writing a story, when I could have been writing a story:
1. I drank a cup of coffee, hiding in the bathroom, while my husband ate breakfast with the kids. (Don’t judge–this is the only way I ever get to finish a cup of coffee in the morning). I suppose I could have been hiding in the bathroom while writing a post.
2. I spent exactly 37 minutes cleaning up my calendar (I use iCal). I fixed all the formatting. I double checked all the upcoming dates. I even color-coded everything. I certainly could have written a post in that amount of time.
3. I created a totally unnecessary, extremely detailed set of notes regarding my local schools for a colleague (my mentor, actually) who is coming to visit later this week to speak at a conference. I definitely could have been writing a story in place of that.
4. I planted my garden. Where I live, you have to wait until after Memorial Day, because of the cold temperatures here. I could have written a story instead of doing that.
A hundred other small things all added up, and now it is 10:20pm and I still haven’t yet written a story today.
Well…there’s always next week.