Tuesday, May 12, 2009

On Writing and Motherhood


It's 6:15 a.m.

There are times when I realize that I could let them go a bit more, yes. But there are other times, especially lately, when ...

Hey, Mommy, Liana said next week about a movie and she got in my face.

I realize that this is my life, the constant interruptions of one or the other or this or that even when I do try not to intervene.

And so ...

Mommy? (Yes Liana) I want to wear my blip on my belly. What?

As I was saying, I am trying to ...

Mommy, I want to get a movie, too.

actually write and complete the novel that I have been ...

Mommy, I can get a movie; I want a movie.

working on for 10 years. I never finished it because, well, as a single woman and then as a childless wife suffering through infertility, I never had time.

MOMMY, I WANT TO GET A MOVIE!!

Funny, that concept of time, isn't it? The best time lately for writing has been right around bedtime. I'm tired as all get out, but it's the only hour I have that's uninterrupted and quiet. The man is on the couch, watching TV, and the kids are USUALLY sleeping soundly.

Blaahhhh! (Jadyn pushes Liana)

"Waaahhhh!"

And I wonder now what I was so busy doing way back then when life wasn't crazy like this?

Then again, I have more drive now than ever to finish it and I think it could be because of them.

Other things have helped me reach the 50,000-word mark as well lately. More on that later. Gotta be mom now.

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2 comments:

jena strong said...

Love this
IN A MINUTE PEARLIE
post!

beautiful birth said...

This is my first time here, and I can so relate. My two little ones are all over me all the time. I write during naps, when they are in the bath (dad is taking care of them) and when they go to sleep, sometimes I fall asleep too. I had a dream to write a book one day....maybe my adventures as a mother will inspire a chapter or two.