So, I received a lovely invitation to go kayaking today, but I'm trying to finish a hub. People look at me a little askance (I looked it up and it is what I mean) when I say I want to finish something I'm writing. I decided, brilliantly, I think, to tell this person that I have a "deadline" to meet. It's my deadline, but I think people might get it better when put like that. What do you say when people would like your time, but you want to write?
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Amelia, ah "discipline". I NEED it! Separate space is a great idea. Our RV where we live has a computer desk and I have a window.I had to put a sign on our door "Recording" once 'cuz I was doing an audio essay. (I've used that sign other times! :)
Cobrafan, I had to laugh at your comment! My husband might say I respond to everyone EXCEPT my wife. (Just kidding here).PS, I remembering responding to your post a few days ago, but it never was listed! Sorry that happened. Thanks for the comment
I like ur style ("I have a tight schedule right now, perhaps another day".)Since I never make money doing what I do, I guess I feel a little disingenuous and maybe foolish for turning down people my age who have all the time in the world for fun.
Honesty is always the best policy. I notice that the word "hub" doesn't make as much sense to people as using the word "article". These are, in fact, articles that we write and I often say "I am working on an article."
Thanks for your comment. Sounds as if you're very giving even though your time is precious :)