So here it is. The end of the weekend and I have failed to do anything to incorporate my fix into my story. I wish I could say it was because my weekend was SO overwhelmingly busy that I couldn't make the time to do it, but the fact of the matter is I chose to not make the time to do it. I put other priorities in front of it. Without sounding like I'm making excuses I have two part-time jobs, two kids, a husband who occasionally likes me to pay attention to him, two dogs who always want me to pay attention to them, a few friends and lots of other hobbies that occupy my time.
Friday night I spent time with a girlfriend of mine who I've known since junior high. Saturday morning I worked on a stocking that I'm cross stitching for my daughter. I'm hoping to actually have it done by Christmas this year. *eye roll* Saturday afternoon I spent running errands with my daughter, the grocery store, Sam's Club, the bank . . . you get the idea. Saturday night my son had a sleepover at a friend's house and my husband, daughter and I sat on the couch watching the first season of Heroes. Today, I went to the gym, back to the grocery store and made dinner. Ate with my family and watched 90210 with my daughter.
I know that I had plenty of time to put my writing first and I didn't, I chose other things. Does this mean that maybe I'm not cut out for this? I can't tell you how many websites etc that I have read where the author says if all you can do is think about writing then you're a writer. I think about writing all the time, I can hear the story in my head. But at some point don't you have to actually write something? I have a draft, an incomplete draft, but a draft regardless so I know that I can write. I even think it's pretty good, I'm just having trouble putting it first. Any advice?