I have only ten chapters to go on the first draft of my current WIP. I would love to jump into it today and write until it's done, even if it means staying up all night and writing into tomorrow.
But I have priorities. I've been procrastinating on doing the laundry. My little guy and I are wearing our last clean pair of pants. Not good.
And my husband is out of town, which is definitely stressing out my preschooler. The solution is to do a cookie factory - three days of making one kind of cookie each day for his dad. The challenge is to also make them vegan, which means a trip to the grocery store and a little bit of research.
The marathon of cookie making was my idea - I thought it would keep him busy and happy - he loves to measure and dump ingredients and stir the dough with a spoon. Now I will have a ton of extra dishes every day and extra cleaning to do because we are messy bakers.
So I am setting aside my WIP aside for my little guy, so he can feel happy waiting for his dad to come home. I have no doubt it's the right thing to do.
Sometimes when I get this close to finishing a writing project, I get overwhelmed and opt to clean or organize or cook or do anything instead of writing. Today is definitely not procrastination. I really wish I could find a few extra hours today for my WIP.
Hopefully I can get caught up reading all your posts and responding to comments tonight between loads of laundry. Thanks again for all your great comments this month and for all the new followers.
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This post is part of the 2012 A to Z Challenge.