49. Putting Off Failing
That night I was sitting next to Brat Boy on the couch, watching a movie, and staring at my laptop. I cursed under my breath. Brat Boy looked at my computer to see why I swore.
I said, “That row of numbers is the total sales of my books in the last thirty days.”
“For a second I thought it might be your points per game when you could still play basketball,” he said, highly amused at his own joke. I elbowed him in the ribs. He laughed some more, then added, “If you’re unhappy ‘cause you don’t sell a lot of these books, why don’t you quit writing them?”
“Two reasons. First, there’s an old saying, ‘you haven’t failed until you quit.’ Second, I wrote my masters thesis on procrastination. I know all about procrastination. I’m putting off failing. Tomorrow I may quit, but not today.”
Today I will put off failing.
Needles Not For Knitting is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
Needles Not For Knitting (c) 2017 by Ken Montrose
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