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At least I tried

Dear Diary,

I’ve been an author for about five years now. I’ve taken December completely off from author-related tasks every one of those years – including writing and social media. Of course, back then, I had a full-time job and the occasional victim (I mean, lover) to deal with, but as of this year, I’ve streamlined my life.

I’m single (well, except for being married to Selina 🙄😂), and loving it.

I’m retired, and enjoying all the free time I have to pursue my creative endeavors.

In other words, I basically author full-time now.

So when December started to roll around, I found myself, for the first time ever, in a unique situation: what would I do with all my free time? I don’t have a job that stresses and drains me anymore. I don’t have a time-hogging lover to placate. And I already spend a ton of time with my friends and family, so much so that they get sick of me (my big brother stays getting spider monkeyed for the slightest offense). All playing aside, I’m proud to say I’ve learned to balance everything important to me.

So… what would I do with an entire month? Although technically my job now, writing is really something I do more out of passion than anything else, so could I go an entire month without writing anything? Without putting on my author hat even once?

The answer: no. I made it exactly three days.

At least I tried. 😂😭



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Gail Collins


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  1. Lamar on December 8, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Three days, that’s far better than nothing I must say in honesty! 🤣😮

    Plus, I’m jealous also! 😁😜

  2. Richie on December 9, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    The important thing for December, 2020, is not how much writing you get done or what you do with all your spare time. It’s staying alive until we all get vaccinated and end this nightmare!

    Everybody: take this virus seriously and do whatever you have to do to STAY SAFE and protect others as well!


    We’re supposed to be in this together! We all should act like we are!

    • Alexa Nichols on December 14, 2020 at 12:07 pm

      I unequivocally agree with you. This has gone on long enough, people… 😷

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