6.27.14 – On Clichés

By JT Ellison

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. I planned to write today, but the writing was going to take place in a snippet of time (exactly one hour) carved out of a very busy day. Even whilst on deadline, there are still things that must get done — doctor appointments and license plate renewals and sanity breaks in the form of lunches with friends and manicures — the flotsam and jetsam of our lives.

I have a strict rule about these kind of errands. I stack them all on a single day during the week so I’m not interrupting writing time to run out daily. That way, if I know I’m going to miss half a day on a Friday, I’ll load the rest of the day with as much as possible, and try to get a little work done in the down moments.

And sometimes, that even works. Road to hell, best laid plans… Insert all the cliches here.

I didn’t get any writing done, but I did write this blog, and think about my talk Sunday (see below) and caught up on social media, even though I sort of wish I hadn’t. But I also had a long talk with the BFF about her book, which got me to thinking I need to take some of my own advice, and so, this evening, I’ll be laying out a bit of the story-to-come in a more structured manner.

Do as I say, not as I do, right?

With that, I bid you adieu until next week. I have a working weekend ahead, and I’ll be speaking to the Nashville Writers MeetUp at the Green Hills Library Sunday afternoon from 3 – 4:15 p.m., if you’re hanging about and want to drop by. There will be enlightenment.

Via: JT Ellison


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