Sorry I’m so late today. I’m currently babysitting for my good friend’s kids. There are five, ages 3, 4.5, 9, 10.5, and 15. They’re all very active (both at home and with after school activities). I’ve been here since Saturday morning, and I’ve written nothing.
I realize, now, how important solitude is to my writing. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t avoid people entirely, but when I am around people I usually bring head phones. I need to be able to focus.
I took the kids to school today and had visions of all of the writing I could accomplish this afternoon. Not likely. I still had all kinds of stuff to do (grocery shopping, cooking, the usual). And I am now so very thankful that, at this point in my life, it’s my honey and my cats.
Don’t get me wrong – we want to have kids…someday. But part of the plan has always been to be a writer first so I can develop some skills and connections.
I now have an even deeper respect for women who have a family, another job, AND are working on their novels. You amaze me, because I’m struggling after three days 🙂
I’d love to say more, but I need to check my email before I go pick up the kids from school. Happy trails!