Meet Dexter, my latest excuse for not finishing my writing projects. He took two days to complete from scratch, 3-D pattern-making as I went, because I couldn’t find one for sale on the internet. The hands took five tries, but they are pose-able.
Why? I’m glad you asked.
Her. When you have a child with autism, you will do anything to make her feel accepted and liked. And when she wants to cosplay an obscure video game character named Jak, you make a soft sculpture of the sidekick, Daxter. Because you have the skill and you make the time. And you watch her glow under the attention of excited fans of old video games, as they ask for pictures and reminisce over their misspent youth.
You end the day exhausted but happy, without a single word written for nearly a week, because you don’t waste chances like this.
When you are a writer, you WRITE EVERY DAY YOU CAN. But you also put it down for moments like this. Life gives you something to write about. Don’t forget to LIVE!