Avatar CatherineBlog for KiwiWriters, thought I would share it here too…

While some people are doing NaNoWriMo, others of us are still plodding away at our other projects.

My husband, although supportive of my writing, would not understand if I tried to write two novels a year.  Although in saying that, my son is now at school, so I have time in the day to write that I didn’t have before.

But then, with my son at school, where did my time go?  I thought I would have all of this time to write at my leisure, which would probably happen if, I was in fact writing.  Unfortunately, I am editing, which seems to take almost five times as long as the actually writing itself did.

And not only do I have writing to do, but in the 6 hours my baby is at school, I also have to organise tea, get the house tidy and keep it tidy, unpack boxes (we moved a month ago… damned boxes just don’t go away) and try and catch up with friends. 

If I sit down at the computer to write, I, all of a sudden, develop a guilt complex.  So instead of writing, I will go and unpack a box, make a bed, vacuum the floor, wash the floor, empty the rubbish, hang the washing out, get the veges ready for tea, tidy my son’s room, tidy my room, clean the bath, clean the toilet, put more washing on, bring the washing in because it starts raining, put it back out again, because it was only a passing shower, try and find where exactly I put the stapler the last time I used it, try and contact someone for work, answer the phone for the tenth time today…  And by the time I have finished all of that, it is nearly 3pm and I have to head down the road to pick my boy up…  Scary stuff when you think about it.

A writers job is never done, especially if you’re a wannabe writer with family commitments too.  :o)

Busy Busy Busy

5 thoughts on “Busy Busy Busy

  • November 9, 2009 at 6:25 pm
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    So true… and it’s sometimes hard to justify that time, but you’ve just got to be strict about it.

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  • November 9, 2009 at 7:17 pm
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    I want to get into a routine, where the afternoons (from lunchtime onwards) are for me to do writing / editing / something creative (even if its beading!) so that the stir crazy monster stays at bay!

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  • November 11, 2009 at 5:02 pm
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    Will try not to phone so often!!

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  • November 11, 2009 at 5:52 pm
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    You don’t phone me often enough Mum! I meant work wise, I have had the same woman ring me twice a day for the last 4 days… Going to have to stop answering the phone!

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  • November 24, 2009 at 12:31 pm
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    No guilt! You are allowed to write! If we don’t cultivate our loves, we stagnate. Let the vacuuming hang for a day, and write 🙂

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