I was supposed to have the first draft of my current WIP with Sir Gabriel done last week. It isn’t.
Why, you ask?
4 Reasons Why My WIP Isn’t Done
1. Technical Issues
I updated my computer to the latest update in Windows 10. At that point, all bets were off. When I tried to open the Word App, the computer decided to type 4 repeatedly so I couldn’t access any apps. Then, the cursor decided to move backwards one letter at a time. Good times.
How did I solve it? I still don’t know. Which means if it comes back, I don’t know how to fix it.
2. We Decided Child 1’s Room Looked So Great, Let’s Tackle Child 2’s!
I wish I was joking. We have taken out all of the furniture and are painting the trim. We bought the paint for the walls today. Seriously, I don’t know what’s wrong with us.
3. Dance Recital
No, I did not take up dance. But let me tell you how much time a dance recital your child is in consumes. You must take them in for pictures and final costume touch-ups. Then comes dress rehearsal, wherein you will spend 45 minutes in the car, after leaving work early, to pick them up and cart them two towns over to the auditorium at which they’ll perform. Then, you get to spend another 45 minutes in the car going home. All for them to have 5 minutes on stage.
This does not include attending the recital itself. It was over 4 hours last year. Enough parents fussed that they added another show and reduced the run time to 3 hours. Yeah. 3 hours. My kid’s dance was 2 minutes and 15 seconds.
3. Planning for Vacation
We’re taking a family vacation. That means I have to get done all of the work I would during the time I’m taking off before I leave. Because that’s what vacation means, right?
4. New Video Game
It’s sad to admit, but we got a new video game. It’s really just hack and slash, but we’re playing it as a family and having fun. It’s hard to be the odd-one-out when the whole family is cheering and playing.
Yes, I am serious about publishing that book in September. And yes, I am serious about 3 books next year. Just a little more paint on the wall. Or another round of Hyrule Warriors. Promise!