It was one of those days where I knew there was something I had to do but I couldn’t remember what, exactly. I walked, I did chores, I ran errands. I took care of things that needed to be done. But something nagged at me from the subconscious regions of my mind.
“Don’t forget. Don’t forget,” it whispered.
“Don’t forget what?” I thought, though I never stopped to listen for an answer.
It wasn’t until after I had jotted 762 words on my WIP that it hit me. Square in the head.
I had forgotten my ROW80 check-in. Crap, crap, crap! I didn’t have anything prepared. I had updated my spreadsheet but I didn’t have a clue as to where I was in meeting my goals this week.
What should I do? My brain was full of plotting and characters – I didn’t want to lose those thoughts. If I stopped writing now, they’d surely disappear into the abyss of my chaotic mind. So I wrote, and I wrote, and I wrote some more. I made notes concerning a better beginning. I made comments about future chapters and details I needed to make sure I included. I added to my outline. I accomplished a good amount of work on my WIP last night. But I never did my check-in.
It happens. I’ll just have to make up for it on Sunday. See you then!