Saturday, January 17, 2015

Why it's taking me 10 years to write a single manuscript. Or, a day in the life of a writer.

Sat down to write.
Collin wanted water.
Guess I better take a shower and get dressed.
Sat back down and opened up Scrivener.
Collin wanted a snack.
That reminded me it was lunch time and I was hungry too.
Made lunch.
Fed me and the kid.
Sat back down, opened Scrivener and pulled up the manuscript.
Collin needed to be changed.
My ass ALMOST made contact with the sofa.
Collin wanted more water.
Refilled my iced tea.
Miked called, lost service, called again. 
Repeat three times. 
Remembered I needed my notebook. 
Collin wanted hugs and loves. 
Forgot to get my notebook. 
Got back up to go find my notebook and got sidetracked by a potty break. 
Noticed I had a stack of mail that I needed to go through. 
Oh, last Sunday's newspaper - better get the coupons out and toss the rest. 
Had to call Mike to ask him a question. 
More water. 
Another pull up change. 
More tea. 
Holy crap, where did eight hours go? 
At this rate, my manuscript will be finished by my grand-kids.


  1. That sounds so familiar! Except I'm so smart (not) I watch extra kids and even when I write two paragraphs I go back later and think, "My gods this is awful." You're a much better writer, you just need time to yourself. Easier said than done with your schedule. If you could bang out a few chapters and send to a publisher, maybe they would send you a big fat check for a nanny, so you could finish.

    1. You are too funny, Joy! You are a fantastic writer! My goal is to finish a manuscript, get it professionally edited and then start harassing agents so I can get Collin a nanny. :D One can dream, right?!

  2. LOL! Time to take a weekend getaway away from the family - alone - and lock yourself in a hotel room with wifi.

    1. That is the funniest thing I've heard in a LONG time. There is no escaping THE COLLIN. His dad works in the oil fields in WY and only comes home every 2 to 3 months for a week or two. And no family to pawn Collin off. I do try to carve out time while he's at school to write. I stress TRY there. I adore you, Phil. :D

  3. Stupid life always getting in the way of all the good shit! Write girl, we need your wise words and humorous stories.

  4. What about my speculative fiction?! It needs love, too!

    1. I got love for it all, I'm just like a cheap prostitute.

  5. True story. This is why I stay up all night sitting in front of my computer. My hubby hates it, but oh well.