Monday, March 27, 2017

SOLSC 27/31: Broke my Promise, Again!

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Lisa, Melanie, and Lanny
for hosting this meeting place each day in March
and for nurturing our writing lives.

I made a hard-to-keep promise to myself at the beginning of the month. I told myself that I wouldn't comment on anyone else's blog post until I had written and published my post for the day.  I've gotten into a bad habit of writing in the wee hours of the morning, then commenting a bit, and then taking a nap (because I'm retired and I can).  

But this morning when I woke at 5:00, I said to myself,  "You can use that calendar post that's been lurking all month and then you can still grab an hour of sleep before your alarm goes off at 6:30." 
So what happened to that quick post, and why am I typing instead of sleeping at 5:38?  

Well . . . I checked my email and there was Elsie's tantalizing title, Reaping Rewards.  So I quickly read that slice and commented.  Then I opened to my blogger page and noticed b's post from yesterday, with the enticing title, Pieces, and a telltale photo.  B is such a storyteller and I'm so weak, so I clicked and commented.  And then I refreshed my reading list from blogger and there was a paperback cover reveal for Leaving Gee's Bend from my friend, Irene Latham.  And so once more, I gave in to the lure of the post, clicked, read, and commented.  

So here I am at 5:46 frantically finishing this post (different from the one I had planned) and hoping to grab a quick nap before I head to an early morning babysitting commitment for a friend.  I've decided that next year I won't make any silly promises to myself during March. Because as we all know, promises are made to be broken . . . but broken promises do provide writing possibilities.    


  1. That would have been a hard promise for me to keep as well. I love how your voice comes through in this piece. I can really sense that you are feeling torn and tempted. All for good though, right?

  2. Your descriptions of all the tantalizing titles made me smile. I see why you made yourself that promise and why you can't keep it!

  3. I couldn't keep that promise either.

  4. I do this, too! Be gentle with's an easy promise to break! :)

  5. - taking a nap (because I'm retired and I can) - can't help but love this line. Interesting promise. One that is really hard to keep. Sometimes little reading gives the just right nudge for writing.

  6. So many intriguing titles here! That's the problem - there is so much to read it gets addictive.

  7. Getting sucked in by titles and tidbits is a downfall of the month. I had to laugh at your anguish over reading, writing, responding. Hope you were able to fit that nap in today too.

  8. SOLC is just like this, day after day in March!

  9. It is so easy to get distracted and like I said in a post, you get sucked in by your keyboard! Hope you got your nap in! :)