Maybe I should have realized this before, but some lessons take longer to learn than others:
If I try to get everything else done before I write, I will never write.
When I was a kid, my parents taught me to do the hard/boring/distasteful activities (like homework and dishes) first and save the easy/fun/incredible activities (like writing -- yes, even then it was writing) for last. To this day, I generally follow this rule of thumb.
I'm grateful to my parents. This is a valuable lesson and has saved me from becoming a huge procrastinator.
Washing dishes/folding laundry/mopping=Yuck
But I'm finding if I try to get everything done around the house first-- empty out that laundry basket, clean the kitchen, wipe the toothpaste spit off the bathroom mirror-- then I will NEVER, EVER sit down to write.
Not that I'm planning to let the house go to pot.
But I need to be willing to brush a few things under the rug. It's a sacrifice, yes, but *saintly sigh* one I am willing to make in the name of my "career." *ahem*
How about you? Are you an work-first-then-play type of person, or are you able to play first without inflicting a major guilt trip on yourself?
**Great news! I have a new nephew-- Jonathan Mark. He came out screaming, which, when you're born at 33 weeks is a VERY GOOD THING. He's a strapping three pounds, three ounces. As far as I know, Mommy and baby are doing well. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!