I’m sitting here on a Wednesday night, waiting for my “Proteins Blend” Steamed veggies to cook and getting ready for my weekly Zumba class. Not for the first time, it dawns on me the many different “hats” I’ve chosen to wear – singer, dancer, teacher, writer, artist, blah blah…and that feeling of “switching gears” strikes me harder than usual. Tonight I would love to curl up with my lap top and continue to hammer out the final scenes Keeper, but alas, I have other commitments. Some days it’s easier to switch hats than others. I remind myself that once I’m at my class tonight I’ll have a blast with my students (I ALWAYS do). Then I watch a few videos of The Fitness Marshall and laugh my ass off because this guys is phenomenal and I hope to channel his amazing energy.
I have learned over the past year that it’s effing hard to write. When I set my personal goal of publishing one of my stories, it came with a bunch of commitments, one of which is…um…well…YOU HAVE TO WRITE. Making yourself sit down and write is WORK. Sometimes you just want to come home from your 9-5 and profess your undying love to a bag of potato chips and a marathon of Golden Girls, but dammit, you gotta get those revisions done or else you’re gonna fall behind. Which I did.
Well, let me clarify. I didn’t waste my time on TV (ok, maybe a little), but I got sidetracked by a crazy flu that had me down and out for two weeks.
Going on this journey as a writer has been interesting. I’ve already had plenty of #youknownothingjonsnow moments. It’s been fun. A bit stressful, but still fun. And at the end of the day I’m going to have a finished book, which is hella amazing. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next as I get closer to my next deadline.
Thanks for sticking with me, my lovelies.