Tuesday, September 09, 2008

My Life is not My Own

I've had company for four weeks and this week I'm babysitting - in another town for my daughter. I haven't been home for a week and a half and I haven't written a word on any of my projects in four weeks. Do you know how that makes me feel? Like a bear!

My dh learned a long time ago if I don't have writing time I become a rabid woman who isn't happy with anything. I have to have that creative outlet and get these people out of my head. I can't wait until Friday when I can submerse myself in my stories again. And hopefully get back on the writing track quickly. Usually when I've not been writing a while it takes some time to get back in the groove. Man I hope that doesn't happen. I have some tough goals I have to make that the last month and a half hasn't helped at all.

How about you? When you get off track in a goal you have set how do you get back on track?


Tiffany James said...


I am so with you on this post! My kids are finally back in school after the summer, but I have been sitting here staring at the piles that grew to mountains over the summer! Where do I begin? Especially when all I want to do is immerse myself in my writing for three straight days!

I think that is one of my biggest struggles...I don't have large stretches of time and I have a hard time settling in and working for short snippets. I know that if I'm going to write that is how it's going to have to be right now, but I still struggle...

Thanks for sharing! I'm glad to hear I'm not the only bear around. :0)


Helen Hardt said...

I haven't written regularly since June 12. Pathetic, I know. Right now, I'm in the midst of a 100 x 100 challenge with some chaptermates -- we write 100 words per day for 100 days. Sounds simple, but it's amazing how life gets in the way. I'm gearing up for NaNoWriMo in November, though. Have you ever participated in that, Paty? I did it for the first time last year and came out with some of my best work ever.