Sunday, April 10, 2016

The One Person I Can Fool (Sydney Salter)

I'm not particularly good at fooling others. I can't keep a straight face. I burst into giggles.

The one person I can fool is me.

If… I weren't so busy… If my kids… If the aging grandmas… If only…

When… When the kids are back in school… When the kids are out of school… When I finish… When I start…




The truth is when I want to get something done, I get it done. I once wrote my 1,666 NaNoWriMo words on Thanksgiving while baking six pies, and attending a long, leisurely dinner with friends. I wrote two of my novels during the two hours a day my daughter attended preschool.

People tell me all the time that they'd write novels, too, if only… Or when...

I smile, nod, all the time thinking: if you really wanted to write a novel, you'd do it. Quit fooling yourself.


I recognize that ruse all too well.

3 comments:

  1. This is so true. We always make time for the things that are most important to us.

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  2. Yes! Sometimes the more time we have, the less we do!

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  3. This is a great reminder and you are an awesome inspiration!

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