Before I became a parent, I used to dream of how wonderful it would be to stay at home with them. I’ve come to the realisation that I was looking at the life of a stay-at-home mom through rose coloured glasses. I had it all planned out… the children would be well behaved, my house would be spotless and I would have hours to write my best seller. Reading this … anyone with children or knows anyone with children are grinning or laughing to themselves. Come on admit it that is what you are doing.
Now back to reality… I have had to organise my writing time around the needs of my family and running of the household. I am lucky to get five minutes of writing time here or there. As I write this I am sitting amidst the chaos of my family room, my oldest son is playing with his Lego building blocks while my youngest son tries to close my laptop on my hands as I type.
Due to current time restraints I have to limit my writing day to 2 hours a day 7 days a week, normally after the children have gone to bed for the night. I keep a list of the different projects ordered by deadline visible to keep me focused. There are days when the busyness of life gets in the way of my writing and I can only write for a few minutes a day.
I have set myself a goal to write a 100 words a day. This can usually be done between 2 to 5 minutes. By completing 100 words a day, I feel as though I’ve completed something because I “Just wrote Something.”
I would like to put this challenge on the table to any one interested: Write 100 words a day for a month.
Until next time happy writing adventures,