I’m finally feeling the effects and pressure of this task. Vowing to write every day (minus Sundays) for the month of April taxes the creativity and writing fitness—can I keep doing this so many days in a row? Today I feel like I’ve pumped so much literary iron that my writing muscle is fatigued. I’m like a soccer player who expends all her energy sprinting in the first half of the game. It’s halftime now and the game is tied with no one on the bench.
When I contemplated all the “M” words for which I am grateful, so many came to mind, but with so much work to do today (editing 300 novel pages my client needs to send to nine agents next week has me hopping) and very little sleep last night, I have decided that my “M” word for today is Mulligan.
In case you are unfamiliar with the term, a mulligan is a golf term for a stroke that is replayed without penalty. In writing, I’m using it today to “replay” my blog entry without penalty. Matter of fact, I’ll likely skip this hole all together and move on to “N” tomorrow.
So, if you’ve come here looking for a great “M” blog post, go ahead and play through. I’ll be having a glass of wine in the clubhouse.