Sometimes You get Spilled . . . Ice Cream

little boy watching the scoop of ice cream fall off his ice cream coneThis little boy isn’t happy that his ice cream is going to end up on the ground. I can relate.

I have always been a pantser and a very slow writer. I’ve been trying to plan more and write faster. Blogging has helped with that. But not this week.

I had a plan. I had a backup plan. Both failed for a number of reasons: a topic I just couldn’t get my head around despite (or because of) lots of research; a crappy internet connection; lost images; and a day job that exploded into twelve-hour days. I ended up with ice cream on the floor.

What To Do When Things Go Wrong?

Take a deep breath. Reassess the situation. Can it be fixed? Hmmm. Not much you can do with ice cream ala floor.

Sometimes you have to let go. That’s hard for me to do. I hate giving up. But I don’t have much choice. After twelve-hour days, creativity wanes. When the ice cream’s on the floor all you can do is mop up.

Take a hot bath and go to bed. I’ll try another scoop, er, I mean post, next week.

Thanks for taking the time to read my little lament. I hope you’ll tell me about what kind of day you’ve had.