So…instead of writing, I take a moment to realize that the cliché EVERY DAY IS A GIFT is actually a guiding statement of truth worth remembering.
So…when real life derails your plans for scene-building or plotting or BIC-ing or whatever else you might want to call your dedicated writing time, remember this…That sometimes…
- It’s okay not to write.
- It’s okay to not feel guilty.
- It’s okay.
Because EVERY DAY REALLY IS A GIFT…and it’s the real-life gifts--especially the surprises—the good AND the bad—that provide the fodder for a time when these emergency surprises become nothing more than memories and you have time to power up the computer and go back to thinking about the worlds of make-believe.