I went back to the library today to return books that I checked out and to check out some new ones. I checked out five different books, all on the same subject, for half a chapter of my new manuscript that I need to get written. Why? Because this chapter includes sailing and I’ve never sailed before in my life. I’ve kayaked. I love kayaking. But I do not know how to work a sailboat. This should be fun.
Also, I checked out three other books that I want to read and now I am forced to decide whether I want to be a responsible writer and get to work finishing my chapter or if I want to be self-indulgent and read. I’m pretty sure I’m going to go with self-indulgent, since I’ve already spent money on a huge cookie that I did not need.
And I’ve already eaten it.
Life is hard.