Yes, it's true. I, Lexi Connor, have been a slacker tonight.
I had a host of good intentions for the evening, but they all got sidetracked. It started with a day job meeting that ran later than we'd planned. Then I met with a concerned parent about a student who's not pulling his weight. Of course, I had to go get groceries too. By the time I actually got home, it was almost 7! Then of course I had to eat (well after I put the groceries away) and wouldn't you know it, I was out of clean clothes so I had to do laundry. Well, then there were some bills that absolutely had to be made out so I can put them in the mail tomorrow morning. Then I sat down to read for a little while, but I got sucked into watching a soccer game. No, really. It was the US team vs. Mexico. Apparently it's a HUGE rivalry. So I watched to see how many of the players I recognized from the World Cup games. By the time that got over, I finished the dishes, laundry and my cup of tea. Then it was almost 10:15. Naturally, I decided to post to the blog instead of doing any last minute before I go to bed writing.
So, I got absolutely nothing done today on my manuscript. Oh, wait. That's a lie. I THOUGHT a lot about it and how I really have to reorganize the plot to make sure everything works. I THOUGHT about my awesome villain and how excited I am to be working with him. And yet, I wrote nothing.
In the end, I don't really care that I slacked off today. Next week I start another 100 words a day for 100 days challenge with my students AND a month-long challenge with my Austin RWA group. I wrote a few pages last night and I'll have some more time to work on it tomorrow night. In the grand scheme of the life of the book, one night won't make that much difference.
But think about this...who am I trying to convince, you or me?