The trials of being a writer

“Follow up with Miranda,” the note on my schedule says. Miranda is the main character in a novel I’m writing and I’m staring at this note, trying to figure out why I’m following up with her. Did I mean “Revise Chapter 9” or something?

So I open the mansucript, and I start exploring what kind of follow-up Miranda needs, and three hours later I remember I have a student named Miranda, and she had asked some questions I intended to answer by email. And all became clear.

But I do still need to follow up with the other Miranda. In fact, I think I’m going to start scheduling dates with all my characters.