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!
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.
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.