Here is a paraphrase of an actual conversation I had with an actual Non-Writerly Friend.
Me: Yum, dinner was delish. So glad we were able to get together!
Non-Writerly Friend (NWF): Me, too! Wanna go get some coffee somewhere?
Me: *checks watch, sees that it's 9:30pm* Um, actually, I need to get home.
Me: Um. You know that book I told you about? The one I'm writing...?
NWF: Oh, yeah....
Me: Well, I need to write it.
NWF: *stares* What?
Me: Yeah, this is my only writing time.
NWF: Oh. *pause* Just skip it tonight.
Me: *laughs* I would, but I can't. I get kind of upset if I don't reach my daily goals.
Me: Um, like a To-Do list, sort of.
NWF: (???) Coffee?
Me: Sorry, next week?
NWF: I don't want to go home yet!
Me: Oh. Um...
NWF: *stares* *blinks* Fine, I guess I won't FORCE you...
Me: *laughs* Sorry, it's late anyway.
NWF: Not really. You used to stay out with me!
Me: Yeahhhh. I just...*struggles for words*
Me: ...like...to write...now. *checks watch* *feels anti-social*
NWF: Fine. *sighs* *stares*
Me: *stares* *smiles* Okay, well, goodnight!
NWF: *pouts* Goodnight.
*hug* *awkward wave*
I adore my non-writerly friends to pieces, but sometimes...they just don't get it. :)
I love you, writerly friends!<333