I wrote this post between 1:15 am and 1:20 am after a very long day and a very full belly. I planned to spend some simple computer time tonight. Maybe some games or some online shopping. That’s not exactly how it turned out but I learned that even after a bit of an exhausting night, I still have 5 more minutes in me.
I didn’t mean to stay up this late. In fact, usually by now I have my post scheduled and published. But I got distracted tonight. By writing. I actually have a big project I’m working on and it takes a lot of writing. And guess what I’m not good at? Taking the time to sit down and write.
You see, I’m definitely a night-before-it’s-due kind of person. I’ve always been that way. Most posts that I write are done the night before. I’d love to be one of those bloggers that has several in the pipeline and a nice neat editorial calendar that allows them to just line up posts for the week.
Yep. I’m not one of those. FOr the most part, I’m okay with that. I’m better at just writing when I’m inspired and I like to publish soon after I write. When people (hopefully) have something to say in the comments, your passion about whatever it is is fresh and right there in your mind.
So tonight, I realized that I’m never going to get ahead (or rather where I should be) on this project unless I do one thing. I sit and write. Here I sat on my bed with my laptop. Sean is out at a poker game. Evan is quietly snoring in bed next to me. And I’m in my happy place. Quiet and dark. Just me and the laptop. And I cranked out a lot more than I thought I could.
And just as I thought it might be time to call it a night and get some sleep, i remembered that I had 5 more minutes of writing to do here. And after struggling a bit over words and writing a little more carefully than I usually do, 5 minutes here is a breath of fresh air.