Thursday, August 9, 2012

SQUIRREL!!


Several months ago, Hope Roberson wrote a post that absolutely nailed human nature. No matter how determined a person, shiny objects will find a way to divert our attention from the goal.

Re-modeling our house is a journey filled with Squirrel!


My days start with goals in mind but soon I find myself beguiled by the call of my personal sirens.  

And editing my manuscript, writing, posting on my blog, and cruising my friends’ blogs wither like my houseplants without water.

I have the lemon tree I started from seed to prove it. Poor thing. I hate when they lay flat on the soil in a faint like that.

But today - walking the blogs without coffee and mostly dressed - nothing will divert my attention from blogging. Not the hubby with his Hey look! Randy Travis got arrested drunk and totally naked. Or the cat complaining that she has been without food for fifteen minutes.

Two contests!

DL Hammons is holding a cool diversion for writers, a fight club. Just what we need. Submit a 500-word excerpt of your writing and pit it against other writers. Vote for the ones that catch your interest.




The other contest is our own Unicorn Bell. Next week we begin the lead up to School’s In, Query Contest with the publishing world judging the results.



Be aware of the Squirrel ! in our DNA. But don’t let the side trips keep you from your personal goals.

What Squirrel!s are out there for you?

11 comments:

  1. Husband, kids, dog, tv, you name it - I have a house full of squirrels! The summer has been terrible for my writing because of the kids being home and our "routine" off. But I am determined. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. even feeding the dog is fraught with danger.

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  2. Your poor lemon tree! Although that made me laugh.

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  3. very little can pull me away from my computer, usually necessities like sleep, food, and the stupid alarm clock telling me I HAVE to get up and go to work.

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  4. That is such a great way to put it. Now, I'd best get away from the shiny Internet and do some writing.

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  5. Michael, the term 'squirrel' is used daily around here.

    Just today, I told my friend, a furniture store manager, that I was shopping for carpet. But as we walked back to the display, a sofa caught my eye. Without thinking, I yelled 'SQUIRREL'.

    The store manager laughed. He knew exactly what I was talking about.

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  6. Thank you for the WRiTE CLUB mention! It's keeping me busy, but what fun we're having! :)

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    1. And such amazing talents also.

      Thank you for putting on the show, er, fight.

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  7. you always seem to be on my wave length!
    i am using the term squirrel in my camp nano book to replace being chicken =)

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    1. I wonder if the term !Squirrel! is in the new dictionary for diversion. If not, it outta be :)

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