Help! I’m in new territory here.
I am a working Momma who happens to do a few million things, one, just one of which is write a Momma blog.
Lately, I am completely distracted by the book that I
want need to write.
I blame some of you.
Sorry, but I do. Some of you. Some of you that I know and some of you I only know in WordPressland. You, who completely motivate and inspire me to…write. Some of you who amaze me on a daily basis and make me want to be a better … writer. A better Momma. A better version of … just ME. Thanks for that and also….
I am having problems focusing on the other things I need to be doing. Like do laundry. Or go grocery shopping. Or plan meals. Or just straighten up the living room. Or be intentional with my kiddos. Or talk to my best friend/partner/hubby. Or keep up with my real work.
This is a new feeling for me.
I’m sure for real writers, this may be a familiar state. But this is new for me. Not that I am a real writer, conversational writer/archivist at best, but…
I am constantly thinking about these words; this story. I don’t know how to
find make the time to write them down.
I keep a phone or iPad or old fashioned notebook around with me where ever I
I have used the notes app on my phone to jot down the outline while I waited for the shower to warm up. Or to put the curlers in my hair. I think about it while I drive. While I sit at my desk. While I talk to other people. (That’s bad, right?!)
I try to figure out when I can write this down. Can I take a leave from work? Can I call in sick? Can I check into a hotel? Can I go away for a weekend writing retreat?
No. No. No. No.
So, how do you do it? How do you find the time and the energy to make these things happen? To tell your story(ies)? To just write it all down. Get it all out.
Because it is haunting me a little.
I want to know.
Calling all real writers…What’s your secret?!