Jazzed...We have a winner! Congrats to Jessica of Bookin It. She is the winner of KM Weiland's latest book Behold the Dawn. (Email me Jess, I can't find your email address) Thanks to everyone who stopped by and left comments for Katie. Promoting author's work is important to me. (I promise the competition was fairly drawn. I wrote down all the names of everyone who left a comment on this post and then Matt (husband) drew the names out of a box.)
Right on cue she showed up again today. Miss Tired. Bang on 12:30pm everyday Miss Tired is lounging in my office chair looking up at me with big coffee brown eyes and saying things like, "You don't want to write. Come have a nap with me. Aren't you tired? You look tired?"
I take her hand and lead her out of the room, but five minutes later she is back and climbing on to my lap...
Not five minutes before I was bouncing off the walls with energy, putting my son to bed, racing into my office so I could start writing, and then there she is. She isn't even my kid. Though she hangs out at my place a fair bit. Do you know her? Miss Tired? She's sweet alright. She wants to be held, cuddled and rocked to sleep. But I if I give in, when would I ever write?
Today we had a little chat. Miss Tired and I. "It's the middle of the day. I need to write now or forever hold my peace because this is the only space in my busy day. Miss Tired I need you to go home, or go play or whatever it is that metaphorical children go and do..." (you didn't think I was really talking about a read child did you???)
Miss Tired was obliging, at first. Until she could see I was really going to ignore her and write. Then it was a full meltdown on my carpet. I called her mother, Mrs Motivation.
"Come get your daughter. I can't get anything done with her hanging around. Honestly how could such an inspirational couple like yourself and Mr. Motivation have managed to birth a Miss Tired?"
"Yes, we wonder the same thing. I blame his side of the family. There is the odd Mr.I-Don't-Feel-Like-It on his mother's side. Not a lot of dream chasers among that lot. Either that or Miss Tired is just going through the terrible twos."
"Have you considered a name change?"
"Something along the lines of Miss Sleep-Later or Miss Rest-for-Five minutes? Or even Miss Put-me-to-bed-and-get-on-with-it?"
"Interesting... Redefining the problem... why didn't I think of that?"
"Because I rock and this is my blog."
"I'll let you have that one."
Within minutes Miss Tired had been collected and swaddled off to the local name registry. I think. Actually don't call me heartless, but I could give a damn where she went. I need to get some work done...
What about you? Miss Tired and Parent often walk hand in hand. Miss Tired and Full Time Job live together. It's her elder brother. And Miss Tired and Mother with Full Time Job make for a house stuffed to the seams. Add Writer to that mix and you have... well, the need to call Mrs.Motivation.
What do you do when Miss Tired comes calling? (I have her mother's phone number if you want it...)