Monday, 22 February 2010
I can resist this lovely piece of chocolate, in fact it will be enjoyed as an entire bar by my ponies tomorrow, but today, as I was reading the Writing Magazine, I discovered my Achilles heel.
I flipped the page onto a writing competition. It was terrible! All the plans for my week off went out of the window because I wanted to enter it!
I had intended to do so much this week. Editing my novel,sending of an article and an idea for another children's story to a possible publisher, yet I took a look at this competition and immediately had to start writing ideas down.
I wandered around Tescos creating my story while I did my shopping and then sat for a while in a very snowy garden while the hens scratched in the snow as I scribbled down my plot. I had been gripped by a possible story idea that I couldn't refuse to write.
It felt wonderful to have such a burst of creativity, yet frustrating that I wanted to write about so many things at the same time.
How do you prioritise your work? Deadlines for competitions are obvious. I suppose that is why I halted my plans for today, maybe even my whole week off. I just wondered what is the right thing to do? Go with your instinct or carry on with your original plan?