I’m revising. And it’s going really well. But then this other story starts creeping in. Insinuating itself into my creative mind. Insisting it needs to be told. Refusing to be silenced.
But I have deadlines! I yell. I need to get these pages revised and shipped out! I can’t allow such dalliances – such indulgences. You will have to wait patiently for your turn with MS Word.
Quit your screaming, I said. I’m trying to write here. Don’t worry, you won’t have to wait forever. I’m not ignoring you. I’m just postponing you. Saving you for a calmer moment. When I can savor you. Enjoy you.
What are you doing? How did you get on there? That’s not what I was working on! That’s new – different – beautiful.
You can stay a while.