Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The writer who wasn't writing

I'm so mad at myself for this lack of writing I've been having lately. The things from the writing books I always read just keep coursing through my brain (you MUST write every day or you will fail. Fail. Fail.) Okay, maybe not in those words exactly.

But I just can't at this moment. I am still buried in photo editing. I am helping husband with school every night. And I think a good mommy also knows when she has too many irons in the fire and her family is taking a back seat.

I will get there. I promise!

For now though, The MOMMY part is outweighing the WRITER part.

Are you a strict, strict writer? Do you write every day no matter what? Or are there periods in your life where this talent/hobby/profession must take a backseat. You can be honest with me here. If you think I'm losing it forever by being a slacker, I can take it.

15 comments:

Bonnie R. Paulson said...

Hang in there. I don't think you're a slacker. I think you have too many irons in the fire like me and just trying to breathe is a chore.

I make myself write everyday because it's my time. Other than that, I sometimes wonder why the heck I do what I do.

You're not alone doll.

Cassie Mae said...

I actually admire that you are mommy-ing first. Sometimes I wish I could shut off the writer part of my brain so I don't feel so guilty about zoning out my hubby and kids. You are definitely not a slacker, you just know where your priorities are. I'm still working on that.

Isis Rushdan said...

At least you know your priorities. You'll have time to write again. Family must come first and I hope your photo editing goes well.

Jessica R. Patch said...

I write every day. It may not be on my WIP it could be a blog post, a friend's WIP critique, or a review. I consider reading part of writing since they say we should read to write better. ;) Some days I don't write simply because my WIP needs to breathe and my shoulders are crying for a break. It's all good!

God. Husband. Children. Everything else. :)

i'm erin. said...

Oh Maggie, I get the photo editing bit. It kills me. I want to be writing but instead I'm photoshopping the world. Ugh. I try to write everyday. But sometimes that doesn't happen. lately I blog in the morning, write at mid day and edit pics in the evening.

E.R. King said...

My writing comes and goes. I think it's okay to take breaks from time to time, but it sounds like you're frustrated. If you're going to take a break, you should enjoy it! I hope you find time to write soon. I know you will.

Patti said...

There are definitely days when life takes over. You just can't feel guilty about it. And remember there's always tomorrow.

Angela Cothran said...

I'm not a strict writer. If I write when I feel like it my writing is so much better. Don't beat yourself up about it. We mom's don't need one more thing to feel guilty about :)

Jolene Perry said...

I think it's SO much better to have balance.

There are also a MILLION books out there that tell us all to put ourselves FIRST, above everything else, and that will bring us happiness.
When we're told from places that matter that when we serve others, we begin to see our own self-worth more clearly.

Do what you have to do. You'll probably feel excited and rejuvenated when you start back in :D

Enjoy the break.

Abby Fowers said...

I think it IS important to write everyday, but I don't want my family to take back seat to ANYTHING! So there are times when I put everything else on hold and give them the attention they need. Priorities, right?! Sometimes there really are too many irons in the fire. Eventually, you can get back to the writing thing. :) I completely understand.

Jenny S. Morris said...

I can't force myself to write. I end up scratching everything out, or deleting it all. I have to write when it's coming to me. Which is why it takes me longer to get what I have in my head in the computer. But, that is just how I am.

Being a MOM is SO important. When they grow up, you want them to remember that you wrote sometimes, but not instead of doing stuff with them.

Jessie Humphries said...

I admire you for being able to pull back for your family. Sometimes, i think writing can be too obsessive. When it starts being a negative I think its totally time to step back. I am constantly revising my goals in relation to other things in life. Good for you. We'll be here when you get back! :)

Rebecca H. Jamison said...

I'm not a strict writer, but I'm trying to be one. I tend to take the slow route to writing. When I look back, I don't want to wish I'd spent more time with my kids.

Elizabeth said...

Stopping by to look around. Love your blog.

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Elizabeth

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Chantele Sedgwick said...

I hear ya! And I think you're doing just fine. :) Mommy's are way more important anyway. ;)