1,000 Words of Summer 2021, Day Six

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Even the most mundane aspects of real life can be an inspiration.

Today was a busy day. I spent several hours working on an objection, followed by several hours of errands. The latter had been scrupulously planned, in part because I hadn’t gone food shopping for myself in weeks. Not so much as a wilted lettuce leaf graced the vegetable drawer, while the fruit drawer bore a couple of limes that were discoloring more by the day.

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1,000 Words of Summer 2021, Day Five

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Stolen moments are sometimes the sweetest.

I have plenty to do today. Deadlines continue to abound, including three things due Monday. I haven’t yet sent out bills for work done in May. The errands I meant to do yesterday—and the day before—have yet to be run. Various home maintenance matters require attention, including the roof issue and scheduling the annual air conditioner service.

But I wrote anyway.

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1,000 Words of Summer 2021, Day Four

Made it to 1,000 words today, but just barely.

When you fall asleep while you’re writing, it’s not a good sign. Either the story is boring, or you’re so tired that what you need to do is call it a day.

I can’t say for certain if the story is boring, but I’m definitely tired enough to call it a day.

1,000 Words of Summer 2021, Day Three

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Sometimes, easier is harder.

Before I was out of bed this morning, the phone rang. It was the client for whom I was working on two rush projects, plus two other projects that technically weren’t rushes but which had imminent deadlines. I wasn’t ready for a perky, “So, how’re we doing on [insert project name]?”

“Go to voicemail,” I growled, secure in the knowledge that he couldn’t hear me.

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1,000 Words of Summer 2021, Day Two

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No two ways about it: without this challenge, I wouldn’t have written today.

I got to bed at 4:00 a.m. and rose six hours later. As is my (bad) habit, I reached immediately for my phone to check email and ensure there were no crises.

Except there was.

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1,000 Words of Summer 2021, Day One

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1,002 words today. So far, so good.

And considering how the past 36 hours have gone, that’s saying something.

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