I write every day. No matter what. I started this goal three years ago, and I've stuck to it, through good times and bad. It's required a lot of determination...like this past Sunday night when I was admitted to the hospital.
The admission happened so fast. I didn't have my laptop with me, and my phone wasn't charged enough for me to use my notepad. I had to save the battery for phone calls. So as I waited for a room, I began to look through my purse for scrap pieces of paper. I found two, but I knew that wouldn't be enough.
We have some pretty terrific hospitals in Charleston staffed with fabulous nurses. So when I was finally ensconced in my room for the night, I took a chance and asked the nurse if she had a legal pad I could use. This was closing in on one in the morning. I figured she thought I was going to write out a will or something so I quickly told her I was a writer and that I had to write each night. She didn't have a pad, but she offered some computer paper. Voila! All I needed.
I managed two full handwritten pages in between tests and attempting to sleep which is kind of like trying to take a nap in the middle of mortar fire. I'm not sure what I wrote is any good because I haven't had the courage to read it yet, but it doesn't matter. I put words on paper. Goal achieved. Insert virtual pat on the back here.
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