You may wonder why, if I enjoy writing so much, do I need to append at someone else’s prompting. Think of me at my desk and note the view I have of the kitchen floor and clothing strewn across stacks of kid’s schoolwork. Got the picture? Daily household tasks if avoided are rewarded with dust bunnies that leave droppings, or a laundry pile that could receive R38 on an insulation scale. Sadly I am often more motivated to tidy up than to revise a manuscript draft, again. Funny how I can procrastinate by tackling chores!
So when I am home, not driving a kid somewhere, volunteering, or digging weeds for cash, I need to exercise good discipline to write. One way to keep me writing is to join in on a challenge. The reward is in the ‘keeping’.
And it’s one more thing to keep me busy while I’m busy.