How's a Mom Supposed to Find Time to Write Around These Parts?
Let me preface this post with this. I write pretty damn fast. Like once I get an outline done, it's BOOM, off to the races and typically I just ignore my family until it's done. However, when I'm in between jobs or those ideas that just can't be ignored; when I'm toying with new concepts or need to just write for writing sake, this "when do I find the time" sitch is the question of the millennium. For centuries, writers who are also parents crucify themselves to find time around their family/work schedules to find twenty minutes to sit down and write something...anything. And twenty minutes doesn't even account for the inevitable hard core procrastination it takes to "get in the zone." These days we typically spend that procrastination time looking for Facebook updates, Instagram cuteness and political vitriol that will ruin your whole day on Twitter, but I can imagine that the writers of yore were also doing their fare share of time suckage ("Just one more chicken plucked and THEN I can sit down to write"-that's like the weirdest equivalency, I know). So, what's the answer? I don't know. I really don't. I scramble from one twenty minute writing session to the next until a project takes off, making sure I keep those moments up during bankers hours (By that I mean, "lazy bankers who's dads probably run the bank), but I'm pretty sure there's a better way. I will say this though, If one more person suggests I get up before my kid does (6am) to write, I'm gonna start throwing plucked chickens at lazy bankers.
Oh well, in the meantime, in between time, check out this hairless guinea pig. It's good for at least an entire afternoon of not writing.