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.


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

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

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


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