Cats of Waverley: Rescuing my writing time for 1579 words

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Had a fantastic day of writing yesterday, a Saturday. What was amazing about it is that family stuff (kids' dance competition) WAS going to steal away my normal Saturday writing time. Usually on weekends I get up at least an hour before anyone else, and start my writing for the day. Then, once everyone is up, I make breakfast for my youngest and take her to her two hours of dance lessons, where I have two uninterrupted hours to write.

But this weekend is the Thunderstruck dance competition, in which two of my daughters are competing. So instead of getting up to quiet house I'm getting to the madness of early-morning hair, makeup and costume prep; and instead of two uninterrupted hours at the stand-up desk at the dance studio, I'm at the Convention Center downtown watching dances.

EXCEPT. My kids had to get there early, so I offered to drive, drop my wife and them off and find free parking. Then (after a goodly walk from the free parking) I found a spot in the cafe and pulled out my laptop.

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AND I WAS ABLE TO GET WORDS! It wasn't a bad spot to write, and I got a bunch of words before my daughter's first dance. Then in between dances I went back to the cafe and got more. And -- maybe inspired a bit by the dancing around me, and the calming walk to the place -- I really enjoyed how the scene shaped up.

It's not often that you get to have your cake and eat it too, but that's how I felt! Got 1579 words for the day.