I took so much time away from writing this year that I’ve struggled these last couple of weeks to get back into a productive groove. Between house hunting, moving, and then remodeling the new place, I was lucky to have a few minutes here and there to myself. So when I did have these minutes I wasted them (wisely) on bubble baths and wine rather than writing. My body needed to unwind just as much as my mind needed to be cleared before I could actually produce anything mentally aside from paint colors, flooring samples, and epoxy. Now that we’re all settled into the new place and everything has slowed down some, aside from the everyday mommy duties that is (which holy shit, really) I find myself in a weird place…
I’ve been stumped! This never happens!!
I’ve had so many ideas swirling around for so many months. All this time that I’ve been working on my house, all I wanted to do was sit down and hash my thoughts out onto a document. If nothing else, than at least for the sake of getting them out! Now, here I am, staring at my computer for a few minutes at a time, day in and day out until I ultimately find other things to do. I don’t like the ideas that I once had, and I can’t get my head into the genre that my previous WIP has buried itself in.
I mean, let’s face it, there’s plenty to distract myself with. The house wont deep clean it’s already clean self, laundry won’t color coat and/or seasonally organize itself inside the closits all on their own, crafts won’t paint themselves, and unnecessary pastries won’t mix themselves up and then walk over to pop themselves into my pretty new oven… right?
That’s not to mention shopping. I haven’t been listing as usual and going to shop once or twice a week, but rather daily. When running the kids back and forth from school, gymnastics, music class, parties etc. I don’t use my time wisely at all. I find tedious things to do. Reasons to go early, as we need to stop here or there on the way. I also stop anywhere I can think of afterwards. I ask sick friends if I can pick anything up for them. I buy stuff from friends with their own little businesses… you know, like crafts, boutiques, beauty products, scentsy, the list goes on and on. That’s what happens when you’re a rural mom with lots of rural mom friends. All of your friends have something to sell and it’s kind of mommy edicate to buy them all.
Then today happened!! I got my groove back!! Hopefully it lasts because I really knocked out some cool stuff! I wrote my WIP scene for September PLUS a bunch more in the book that my characters came out of. I’m going to wait a couple of days before I post it, as I’m waiting on one more joiner to post a scene, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, go see a couple of fantastic Anniversary WIP scenes by clicking the links below. I’ll also tag them into my official post in a couple days. I’m so excited to get back into a good writing groove!!