As the mom of two adorable, rambunctious, creative, 100% BOY boys, I have had that phrase said to me to encourage me more times than I can count. I love my boys. More than I could say.
But some days there are...things that happen. Haha, I just typed them out, but I think they'd scare some of you away from having kids ever. ;) But seriously. Some days by the time we go to bed, all three of us have completely lost it. I feel like a bad mom and it seems they've spent more time upset than happy.
And some days are just like that.
Some days, like today, I spend some time snuggling my little one, he goes down for his nap perfectly, and then his brother and I went outside and played 'soccer' with a beach ball for almost an hour. Then we had a snack together and talked about the merits of blue plates versus green plates.
So far, today has been awesome.
On things like facebook, and blogs even, moms tend to like to share the second kind of days. And why not? I don't think there's anything wrong with celebrating victories! =)
But I think sometimes a little honesty is good.
With writing too.
I've seen people post their word counts on facebook. I do it a lot, because my kids really don't care all that much when I share I met my wordcount for the day. Haha, go figure. But I like to share.
But when was the last time you saw a writer talk about their writer's block on Facebook? Or talk about how they had no idea where their story was going. Or that they got rejected--again.
Sometimes. But not as often. But some days are like that.
Some days you sit down at your computer and nothing comes. Your fingers are paralyzed. Your mind feel like apple sauce. Doing laundry or cleaning your room or cutting the grass with nail clippers sounds so much more exciting than--dum dum DUM--writing!
I know some of you are feeling super inspired right now, and I say YAY--take advantage of summer and all the enthusiasm it brings with it and WRITE WRITE WRITE.
But for those of you who are struggling with your writing right now, it's okay. You're not a 'bad' writer because of it. It just means you're real. You're human. This season won't last forever for you. Tomorrow you may wake up and start or finish THE story. The one that launches you into whatever place you want to be in your writing. So maybe today isn't your writing day.
Some days are just like that.