Wednesday, May 18, 2011

When I have five seconds...

This is what I've been up to...

All day.  Every day.  Eat. Poop. Sleep. Play. Dishes. Crap were out of laundry.  AGAIN.  All I can say about this two kid thing is if I didn't need to sleep (EVER) I'd totally have it under control.

And when I have five seconds...I've been a vegetable.  I don't usually watch tv...I mean besides Dora or Sesame  Street in the morning.  That's how I have time to write.  

But (sad day)  I started watching TV again.  Therefore this is the first thing I've written in a while.

There is definitely something to be said about the mind numbing comfort of television...but I can't let this be a habit.  Because I need to write.  I just need to.  I started writing because of kiddo number one, but I didn't really get going until she started taking two solid naps a day.  I don't know if I can last that long without my daily therapy.

So here is my new goal, because I had a writing teacher tell me she did this...

She wrote in her closet for fifteen minutes a day.  Yes, I said closet.  Not that I'm going to go to the closet because it would be too much of a pain to set up in there... but the point is she locked herself away (from the kids) for the few minutes she had and wrote.

So I'm going to write 15 minutes... and maybe sometimes just 5 or 10 if that's all I can do, but I have to do it.
And hopefully that MG word count hanging out over there will slowly increase until someday I'm done.  


  1. After I have a baby, there are some days I swear I never leave the couch, between feeding and changing and degassing and stuff. But you look so great doing it! Good luck with the writing.

  2. I have four kids. I've done the 15 a day for years. You'd be amazed at how much writing you can do in 15 minutes a day, six days a week. Go for it!!

  3. I commend you for at least making the valiant effort to even progress and have a minute or two to yourself, while trying to balance the rest of it! Good luck!