Thursday, May 20, 2010


you know that question people sometimes ask... 'if you could have any superpower, what would it be?'
i hate that question. (ok, i don't really hate it. and, ok, i'm usually the one asking it.) but the point is - i never know how to answer it. it's too hard to pick just one! i often fall back on invisibility or supernatural charm, but those never actually feel right.

well tonight, i finally decided.

but let me keep you in suspense for one second while i tell you how i decided.

i have been writing since i got home tonight - a solid two hours. i put off all my chores. i neglected my dog. and right now, i'm even realizing that i forgot to eat dinner.
what do i have to show for all that? ...STILL only one-third of my new ending written.

i already know this week of goals is going to end this way:
BlogChallengeWIN - WritingChallengeFAIL ...EPIC FAIL.

i was thinking about that as i closed my manuscript tonight and said to myself: 'I wish I had more time.'
and i realized it's something i say all. the. time. i don't think more than two days ever go by without me saying, 'There aren't enough hours in the day.'

so i have finally hit on it.
my superpower would be... TO CONTROL TIME.

i wouldn't even need some mega-time-warping-bending-traveling sort of superpower. i just want to be able to freeze time with the blink of an eye.
blink. 6 hours of sleep just became 8.
blink. 1 hour of writing in the morning is now 4.

and i could speed it up if i wanted to too.
blink. that 9 hour work day just zipped by in 20 minutes.

you get the idea.

so, what would your superpower be?


Kate Hart said...

I think you nailed it. If you could control time, who needs to be invisible? Just rewind and get what you want!

McD said...

I know it is not very 'writer relevant' but 'healing'. What could truly be better for yourself and yourloved ones than being able to heal. It is also not partcularly adventurous for the graphic novel crowd but there it is.

Lydia Kang said...

I'd control time too. It would be awesome. I shirk invisibility (I actually don't want to know what goes on behind closed doors--ignorance is bliss) and I don't want to fly, because really, how would that make my life better?