I’m not very huge on writing.
I’ve written enough, and hung out with other writers enough, to understand the pain of writer’s block, the despair of killing a character you like, the frustration of editing, etc., but I’ve never gotten far enough to experience most of these things myself.
Today, I came closer to being a passionate writer than I have in a long time.
I don’t have a WIP, but I do have a role-play for the game The Aetherlight that I like to work on in my spare time. It’s my biggest writing project right now besides this blog. Today I was working on a new installment. The story was at an intriguing plot-twisting point, and I was very engrossed in it.
As I was writing, my dad came up to me and said the last thing I wanted to hear:
“Are you going to Bible study tonight?” (Our church has a women’s Bible study every Wednesday night.)
. . . Now I understand how you writers feel when you’re being torn from your writing when the story is at its peek. I did want to go so I could study the Word and talk to my friends, but it still took all my willpower to get out of my chair, and I reluctantly got ready and left the house.
My mom also goes to the Bible study, and she was driving us to church. I still really wanted to continue to work on the role-play. Well, it was on Google Drive, and I had taken my phone with me, so technically I could.
But there was a problem: I get carsick very easily. So what do I do? Reach to the backseat, grab a reusable grocery bag and pull it over my head. Because people get carsick when they’re looking down because they get dizzy from the movement in the corner of their eyes. With a bag over my head as I wrote on my phone, I could combat that!
The things we do to write. . .
I only wrote ninety words. I was both distracted and a little motion-sick.
But now I’m home again! So if you need me, I will probably be catching up on some writing. (Aetherlighters, get ready. It’s about to get good. 😉 )
Also, what did you think of today’s post? I had the idea to write about this outside my schedule, and I think it would be cool to have more “Story Times” as I think of them. Thoughts?