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Distractions, Distractions

Hello All,
I hope life is treating you well.  Things have been hectic here in my neck of the woods.  I put my novel on hold for the last two weeks while completing an article for a local magazine. As seems to be my luck, the preliminary research and interviews wound up taking more time than I anticipated.  I finally finished the article last night.  Phew what a relief. After this experience I decided to put all freelance work on hold until the first draft of my WIP. is finished.   
Next week is spring break so my children will be home.  Since I do my best work in the mornings I hope the bambino's will sleep long enough to let me get some writing done.  If not, then I guess another week will go by without adding to my work in progress.   I often wonder if what I am going through is normal, how do other mother's get their writing done?  If any of you have some answers to this question, or would like to lend some advice I'm all ears.  Until next time happy writing.


  1. It's not easy to make time to write with little ones, so I feel for you. I didn't begin writing until my daughter was nearly three and she was a pretty calm, independent kid, so that helped. I also found myself writing at night or during an after school lesson. I took my laptop EVERYWHERE! Good luck with your WIP.

  2. I use earbuds and pretend I don't see them talking to me. lol. It works, for a little while.

  3. Thanks for stopping by Theresa. Welcome. I wish I could write at night,but by then my brain is fried. Since I'm 280 words into my
    WIP, I will have to figure something out.

  4. LOL indeed Mary. I'd try the earbud thing too, but my nine year old always has them. (:


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