Monthly Archives: April 2013
My daughter, Princess (not her real name), went to the prom list night. These are the thoughts t hat ran through my mind as I waited up.
- My daughter is growing into a beautiful young lady
- I hope she has a good time
- I hope she is safe
- Did I set her curfew too early or too late?
- How in the world am I going to stay awake that long?
- Who am I kidding? Sleep won’t happen until I hear the garage open.
- Say a prayer that she makes it back home safe. Add a prayer for everyone else’s kid as well.
- Realize that late night television programming is the worst
- I should have rented a movie from Redbox
- What am I going to cook for dinner tomorrow?
- Did I cover everything in the “Don’t Drink or Do Drugs” speech?
- What if there is an accident?
- I don’t need to think about any accidents.
I finally had to call my sister on the West Coast to take my mind off all the things that could happen. I am an admitted “worrier” but my imagination takes me places I don’t need to go.
In the end, Princess made it back on safely and on time. No need to worry. Until next year.
A few months back I joined a gym. I have been exercising faithfully ever since. (Lost 13 lbs. so far) I feel like I have accomplished a major goal. But have I written anything?
The answer is “No”. The reason: I don’t have time. How can I fit writing into an already full day? I work full-time then it’s straight to the gym. Once I get home, I have to shower, check on the kids and check in with the hubby. Before I know it, it’s time to go to bed to start the day all over again.
Every day I plan to get some writing done. Every day I fail. I need help to get my life in order. The only time I can think of is setting the alarm an hour early. It is the way I got my first draft done. Maybe it’s time to try that route again.
How do you find the time to write? Any suggestions for a stressed out writer?
- 11 ideal times to write (raventools.com)