Monday, October 29, 2012

Five Things That Distracted Me From Writing Last Week

I have a book due to my editor on November 1st. It's the last book of my Coffee Creek, Montana series and it's a story I've been dieing to write. So why, last week, did I get only one measly chapter written? I blame many things/people/events, but here are the top five:

1. My daughter brought her new kitten home for a visit.

Isn't she sweet? Irresistable, too!

2. We were hosting pianist Avan Yu for the Honen's Competition which entailed cooking meals, chauffeuring, attending musical events and discussing music and the artistic life until the wee hours of most nights.

Tough job, but someone has to do it!

3. The weather. We are used to crazy weather in Calgary but snow (the kind that stays for more than a day), fog and ice before Halloween is just too much. You'd think with this view to look at,

I'd be inspired to stay inside and write, but you'd be wrong. It just made me cranky.

4.I volunteer for a local charity that supports women dealing with breast cancer. Wings of Hope is there to help with the nitty gritty of paying rent and putting food on the table when you can't work because you're being treated for breast cancer. Our main fundraiser is a luncheon and raffle we put on every October. It fell on Friday October 26 this year and I'm pleased to say was a great success by every measure except my word count for the day...

5. And the last reason I wrote so little last week is...my daughter brought home a new kitten! Okay, I've used this one already, but gosh that kitten is cute!

Here's hoping this week will be more productive...for all of us!

4 comments:

Amanda Renée said...

I love this! Kittens are always a great excuse :)

Tammy Yenalavitch said...

What an adorable kitten - thanks for the pictures.

linda s said...

Adorable kitten... but snow??? That's so unfair. Would make me cranky, too. Think you will be burning the candles meeting your deadline. Good Luck!

CJ Carmichael said...

Hi Amanda, Tammy & Linda! I went to visit my daughter's kitten again last night. We brought her some new toys and she was so fun to watch! Who needs television when you have a kitten?

And silly me, my deadline is Dec 1, not Nov 1. Speaking of which...I'd better get back to writing!