I had a brain fart

By Katharine Swan On Tuesday, October 04, 2011 At 12:10 PM

...and forgot how busy I am.

Last week, a friend of mine from NaNoWriMo posted on Facebook, "Does anyone know how to change brakes?"  I'm no more humble than I am practical, so of course I immediately announced that I do!

I'm sure you see where this is going.  I, somehow, missed it, so I had kind of a "headdesk" reaction when she immediately messaged me asking if I'd help her do her brakes.  They were grinding and she didn't have enough money to take it to a shop.

Well, of course I wasn't going to back out then — how selfish would that be? — so I agreed to help.  And so that's what I did yesterday afternoon.

Predictably, I got very little work done yesterday.  We did the work in my parents' garage (hubby and I don't have one), and afterward I went to the Barnes & Noble cafe with my mom and to the barn to ride Panama.

It wasn't a bad day by any means, and I didn't have anything pressing to do so the timing was right.  But it's also been over a week since I added any word count to my novel, so I feel a bit guilty for not working on it.  My week is shaping up to be a busy one, in a non-work related way, so I'll have to be pretty determined if I'm going to carve out some time to work on that novel!


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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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