Monday, August 16, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy!

First off, I have to offer an apology for my complete lack of posts lately! Nathan was born, I nursed and cleaned up spit up and rocked a crying baby and lost a lot of sleep and suddenly he's a month old - I have NO idea what happened to most of July!

But, I'm hopefully back! At least during his sporadic nap times. ;) Hoping we work our way to a schedule here in the next few weeks so I can make a little better plans!

And I can't resist showing off my little Nater-Tot... :)

Have you ever had a fabulous story idea brewing in your brain right when there is absolutely no chance of writing it down? You are either too busy or too distracted or not around a computer or notebook?

That is what the last four weeks have been like for me. I've been plotting a whole proposal in my head - and you guys all know that I am not a plotter!

So what do you do when days like that happen? Despite the complete and total chaos that is my life right now (and my living room and my kitchen and my office...) and even the total lack of time that I have (as soon as I figure out that one-handed breastfeeding while also typing, I'll be good to go!), it's important for me to not completely set my writing aside. Even if that means that it's all in my head right now, eventually it will make it to the paper.

I hope.

In the meantime though, I'm going to take a shower. And maybe a nap. And maybe today I'll actually get my bed made. But even though nothing gets done anymore, I might be okay with it. After all, he's worth it. :)

I hope you all have had a fabulous summer! What were you guys up to?


  1. I'll soon be to the trying to breastfeed and type at the same time point too. (I was able to attempt it last time, but I wasn't writing books then, so now I know I'll have to up my skill)

    Anywho, Driving long distances always makes me plot in my head and I can't do anything about it. So when I hit a big town the last time, I pulled into a Staples and bought a digital voice recorder.

    Absolutely get one of those! And when those little blurbs of story talk to you, say it into the recorder. You can do that one handed! Now, you sound stupid talking into the thing when you listen back to it, but you haven't forgotten what that thought was and can type the ideas down later.

    I also use this when I've shut down my writing and the house for the night and an idea comes to me. Instead of turning the computer on again and spending a few more hours writing when I really need to be sleeping, I use that little device, sometimes on really good brain working days, I have to have it next to me as I fall asleep so I can talk into it several times before I succumb to the sand man.

  2. He's so perfect! :) You are doing great new mama! It gets easier. I promise!!!!