Wednesday Randomness: How Writing Affects My Life & Vice Versa

Well, I'm hoping this posts... I have been having blog issues lately - my blog has been down more than it's been up. People are on it. People who actually know what they are doing (Meaning, not me) and hopefully will figure out what the issue is. *fingers crossed*

Anyhoo, the topic for this week is How Writing Affects My Life & Vice Versa. Fun, yeah? LOL

Being a writer...that's not something I can turn off. I'm constantly thinking about the book I'm currently working on (Or another one. *snort*). So, sometimes, I...zone out. I admit it. The hubs is talking about something or one of the kids and tra-la-la, my mind wanders to a scene or something. I apologize a lot for not listening, and it's not intentional. They're all pretty used to it right now.

My family also get to hear my plot stuff out. My oldest son worked as a counselor at a camp over the weekend in the winter. It was an hour or so away, and I think I plotted out the enitre first Albion's Circle book while driving him out there. Poor kid had to hear so much. BUT he's pretty awesome and helped me figure shit out. So yay!

Writing affects my life in a somewhat negative way is when I'm on deadline, I pull late nights and am very crabby - especially in pre-caffeinated state. I don't like being tired, and sometimes that seems like that's all I am. LOL

merlin frustrated

Okay, now - how my life affects writing... Well the biggest way? It means I don't get to write as often as I'd like. My husband and I have four children. Over the past 18 years, that has affected my writing. A LOT. It's easier now that the kids are older; my youngest is 12. But still, school functions, concerts, programs, etc still hit the schedule and make fitting writing time more difficult.

That being said, I do childcare and most days of the work week, I three young kids here. You can imagine how writing what I write is difficult to do. So I focus on the children and the *other* day job. Yeah, another one. Why you ask? Well, the kids like to eat and the college years are upon us. o.O So I do what I can to help bring in some income. Not so different than most families out there, yeah? So after chasing kids, working, doing family stuff...some nights, it's all I can do to stay awake, let alone get words in. But I'm working on a balance there, and some day, I may just find it.

And that's where I'm going to wrap this.


Head on over and see how everyone else tackled this week's topic.
Bronwyn Green | Gwendolyn Cease Jessica De La Rosa
Kellie St. James | Kris Norris Paige Prince

Until next week
Hugs
~J

7 thoughts on “Wednesday Randomness: How Writing Affects My Life & Vice Versa

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  4. I used to say I'd make a velcro room and when the kids got too much, I'd just stick them to the wall. You are amazing. All you do and you get words written. That's all that matters. And your family is awesome.

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  5. Jessica De La Rosa

    Naps right? They are not underrated and when you have a schedule like you do, I bet that's one thought that comes up frequently. "If only I could take a nap..."

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  6. Gwen Cease

    You do an amazing amount for having small children around all day. And I love how you plotted out loud to D!! I do that to Jude when we're driving some place. She loves it, of course. LOL

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