Taken at the wedding reception of my cousin JW Hayes and Jan McCarrell Mitchell
I’ve done it again. Gotten my days mixed up.
Earlier today, I decided to enter the WordPress Post Every Day 2013 challenge. I added the badge, which had just become available, to the blog’s sidebar and congratulated myself on having already posted on January 1.
At 11:58 p.m., something moved me to look at the date of the previous post, which I’d published on January 1. It read, December 31, 2012.
I won’t explain the mental gyrations I went through to turn today into yesterday and tomorrow into today, but for a person of my genius, it was nothing, really nothing.
Something, really something would have been composing and publishing the January 1 post in less than two minutes.
Here’s where genius stepped back in and righted things. I entered an appropriate title, saved the empty draft, and clicked Publish.
To some, this might seem dishonest, underhanded, unscrupulous, unethical–cast your own aspersion–but I see it as artful and astute. Foxy, but in the nicest way.
If the calendar hadn’t betrayed me, I would have laid out my New Year’s Suggestions. But I’ve already messed up on Suggestion #5 (Go to bed before midnight), which is the foundation for #2 (Honor the Sacred Writing Time Pledge, 2013 that I signed this morning), which, in turn supports Suggestion # 1 (Write for at least one hour a day.)
And because I don’t want to spend a second midnight scrambling for a calendar, I’ll retire at the first opportunity. Like now.
Coming tomorrow (aka later today): The Seven Suggestions