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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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."
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
Thanks for your comment. Sounds as if you're very giving even though your time is precious :)
I think the word "deadline" is a nice way to put it and gives us credibility. Thanks for your comment Marie