Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time....in the land of Bloggerton, there lived a blogger by the name of T.J. He was privileged to join the Utah Children's Writers blog as a blogger. And then the evil warlords known as Workaholics recruited T.J. to be a member of their dark forces. The Workaholics forced T.J. to forget repeatedly that he had an assignment to the Utah Children's Writers blog. Their evil powers prohibited the good, well-beloved T.J. to fulfill his assignment. T.J. grew jealous of his friends on Utah Children's Writers that were so good at writing their posts.

However, T.J. snuck away from the evil Workaholics long enough to write a post finally. And thus, let it be known, that before the year was up, he was able to get one last post in saying "I'm still here!"

The End

But not the end of this post. Bwahahahah. I'm here and I have something to say. No wait. I do. Seriously, I do.

Sometimes, life gets in our way. I was sitting at home for five days this past weekend, mostly holding a one-year old with a double-ear infection. Yesterday I was granted some time to write. Really, most of November and December were spent wishing I had more time to write. Wishing I even had more drive to write. I once heard Robison Wells state that he wakes up at 4:00 or 4:30 in the morning to get writing done before work. I used to wake up at that time in high school to get to 6:00a.m. early morning seminary (and my unfinished homework completed.) But, nowadays, I just sit and admire the drive it takes to do that. His brother, Dan Wells, seems to have had the opposite pre-full-time-author approach by going to bed late.

I, however, go with the "I've got a one-hour lunch to write" approach. Unfortunately, I wasn't granted lunchtime where I could easily do that during November and December. I do think that the ridiculously busy time is over. And I have my drive to get things done in my book before May when I will be pitching to an agent at LDStorymakers.

Time: Isn't it about finding some?

And as always:

Alien abductions are involuntary, but probings are scheduled.

1 comment:

Julie Daines said...

Hey T.J. I guess I'll see you again at LDStorymakers again this year. Cool.

Nice post!