I liken my current WIP to a date. I owe it to her and myself to have a good time and leave with her after the party is over. I chose her for a reason, I was attracted to her, I wanted to hear what she had to say. I wasn't preocupied with what she might offer. I only wanted to take that small adventure in time with her and appreciate the ride. Oft times a flirt comes along and tries desperately to get my attention, calling out to me with windsongs and coy invites. I'm dancing right now--I can't be bothered to see what's greener on the other side of the mountain. If I'm too fickle, I'll never enjoy my date all the way through to completion, but instead have an array of disconected flirtations with something that I end up fantasizing about. The flirtations are cheap time and flashes in a Kodachrome minute. My real date is solid and a very much worthwhile journey. I owe myself the dignity of a having a quality date, and seeing it through to the end. Else, I'll hurt her feelings, and waste my time.
Get right back on that baby and give her a whirl around the floor! Don't you know she's waiting for you?
Causes Chris Stevenson Supports
Ophra's Literacy Program. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Absolutewrite.com.