…”Are you writing anything?”
I explained about getting the garden ready for spring and all the spring planting, and she said, “So you’re not writing anything.”
I am, but not nearly as much as I would like to. I’m finishing a book that I want done by the end of this month. I only have a couple of hours a day, and I want six hours to write.
But this is what happens. I’m a foster mom, which means I need to set appointments, attend meetings, go to training, settle arguments, work on patience, and massive interruptions. Even when I’ve told the family that from 9:00 until 3:00 is my time, things interfere.
To make matters worse, I’m scattered. I don’t focus well, too easily distracted. My brain is a bit AADD, Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. I could go on meds which would help me focus, but I might have to give up the crazy ideas that come to me constantly. I never suffer from writer’s block. I ALWAYS have something to write about. And I don’t want that to end.
But EVERYTHING interests me. I want to work on a quilting project. I have some mending that needs attention. I want to get my garden beds built. (I have an all-concrete backyard and must build the beds above the concrete surface.)
In addition, I need to put up some fencing for the grape vines.
What does any of this have to do with writing?
Well, I also have four blogs. One, ThornsAndPetals.org, is kind of a catch all. I put in everything else, such as various projects that currently interest me.
The other two, SonShineRetreats.org, a Christian site, and HomeBusinessMindset.net, a business site, are more specific.
Plus I write articles on a whole variety of subjects. No, I don’t want meds. I want more time, but unfortunately we’re never given more than24 hours, so I have the same age-old problem as everyone else, how to manage the time I’ve been given.