I have a great deal of admiration Gary Masskin, coming on as today’s Tuesday 12 x 12 author wiling to admit that he’s behind in the challenge (so am I!). I’m hoping that we can help jumpstart his writing and blogging with our support! We’ve all needed help at one time or another, getting from the low road to the high road. Welcome Gary!
My fellow 12x12ers,
I write to you from the low road, where my Draft Mobile has been well and truly bogged since March. I had started along the high road with the best of intentions, having finished my January, February and March drafts early in the month, with enough time to spare for multiple revisions. Unfortunately, that’s when I lost a bit of focus. Took my eyes off the road, if you like.
A series of events, otherwise known as ‘life’, conspired against me. Okay, okay. If I’m completely honest with myself, I may have taken just a teensy peek over the edge and allowed these events to conspire against me. I accidentally veered off the high road and found myself rolling downhill towards the low road. Gathering speed, as one does on a steep downhill trajectory, I ended up plummeting so fast that I narrowly avoided an undesirable rendezvous with a rather large tree, only just managing to steer towards an invitingly soft-looking bog.
So this is where I find myself… hitching my Draft Mobile up to this most reliable of rescue trucks provided by Julie’s Towing Services
[please pardon the analogy, Julie]. And once I’m winched out of the bog [thanks Julie], I’ll be free to continue along the low road and
will hopefully pick up enough speed to climb back uphill to the high road by the end of the year.
Yours in writing,
PS. A certain blog was last seen coming unhitched from the roof rack of my Draft Mobile. I’m hoping it has managed to survive the fall
sufficiently for me to backtrack a little, scrape it up off the pavement and get it to the nearest shop for some much needed repairs.
Wish me luck.