Monday, November 24, 2008

Time (Initiative) to Write

Wow, 865 words!

Almost sounds good when you say it that way, but really, that's only about three pages. Kind of pathetic, but I won't bore you with lame excuses.

How do you find the time to write?

As a home-school mom, there is no time without the kids, unless my Mom takes them for a day or a weekend (thank you, Mom!). I've tried writing whenever inspiration hits, but when you're doing nothing but waiting, inspiration barely ever does hit. I've tried writing at night after the boys go to bed, but I never seem to be able to focus very well, and if I do hit a good groove I end up staying up 'til 3am! Lately, I've been trying to get up earlier in the morning, but not ten minutes after I get up, two obnoxious boys are up and bouncing off the walls! The duct tape is looking more and more tempting every morning!

Then there's the "compound effect": the less writing I get done the harder it is to write!

I started this morning with 323 words so hopefully that will compound into a more productive week. Wish me luck!

If you have suggestions or ideas for finding time to write please comment! I would love to hear your ideas!


oyComics said...

On my way home from work was very tempted to get a contractor's pack of duct tape at Lowe's.

Todd Dolce' said...

Considering the rate and speed at which I produced Togo strips,..I'd say you are doing quite well Charly!!! If you wrote one word per year,'d be 100% faster than me! See, you should feel awesome!!!

Charly said...

Thank You Todd, though you really should stop being so down on yourself!(Even if it's for my benefit) Hope you don't give up all together now that you've quit Togo, that would be a waste and a shame. You are a creative genius whether you'll admit it or not.