I was going to finish it two weeks ago. I really was. But then, things were slow for a while as I adjusted to the new swing-shift job, and it wasn’t looking like I could do it, so I pushed the deadline back a week and went hiking instead. No worries.
Then, the internet exploded and I got distracted. So no book Saturday. No worries, I told myself. I’ll just finish it on Monday and go for another hike on Tuesday, my day off.
So. Went grocery shopping on Monday, putzed around, wrote a bit, but didn’t really finish it. I don’t know why. Maybe I was still distracted. Still, I figured I’d just call off the hike and finish it the next day. Since it was supposed to be my day off, I could cook a nice batch of koshary too.
Tuesday, I cooked a nice batch of koshary, had some friends over, life was good, sat down to write … and got a call from my supervisor (who I’ve seen exactly once) that the regular employees have the 4th of July off, so could I please come in and work?
Did I mention that it’s been a hundred degrees here recently? I’ve been sleeping practically naked and still sweating like crazy. That’s probably more than you wanted to know, but I mention it only because I’ve been getting up progressively later. Though the smart thing, of course, would be to wake up earlier when it’s still somewhat cool outside …
So anyways, Wednesday rolls around, and I get some good writing in. I start the final chapter, with only two more scenes to go before it’s finished. But it’s my sister’s birthday tomorrow, and I ought to stop by and say hi, which of course turns into a youtube party and playing with my nephew. Also, my tomatoes are dying, so I really should pick up some fertilizer and see what I can do to revive them, but of course I don’t know hardly anything about fertilizer so it takes forever to find something that might actually do the trick. Also, Institute is on Wednesdays, and I really should attend that more often (but I can’t, because of the job), so I go to that for a few hours. Good times, meet some new people and chat up with friends, head back to my apartment but then the guy two doors down asks if I want to join him and a couple of girls for a game of cards, and since I really don’t have much of a social life (again, because of the job), I say yes and end up hanging out with them until midnight.
So tomorrow is the 4th of July. There’s all sorts of stuff going on, including a family barbecue, the fair downtown, my sister’s birthday, my Mom coming into town, but #^$%@^#%^#@ I will finish this book!!!!1!!1!!! Even if it means getting up at 7am, which it probably will.
And if I end up sleeping in again … no, that totally isn’t going to happen. And it’s not going to happen because I’m going to bed RIGHT NOW.