Monday, March 10, 2014

Writing + Motherhood = The Definition of Murphy's Law

I've been a mom for 7 months now, but it took me WAY less time than that to figure out that motherhood means never doing what you want, when you want to do it.

I swear to you all, my son has radar. He'll be happy and playful and contentedly amusing himself, until the second I decide there's something I need to get done - namely eating or writing. Then all of a sudden he goes from this:

To this:

I've also noticed this particular brand of Murphy's Law applies to his sleep patterns. When I'm bursting with a new scene to write, or dying to finish up an old one, I can almost guarantee this will happen:

But when I'm absolutely stuck, and couldn't get words down even if you bribed me with a night with Colton Haynes, that's when he does this for hours on end:

What about you, peeps? What are your hindrances to writing? When do you sneak in your creative moments?


  1. Thank God for Evernote! Because they absolutely know when I'm trying to write!

  2. Yeah, children can be interesting little darlings when it comes to timing. I have a nine year old and get my writing in after I get home from work, help her with homework, feed her and get her in bed.

    I'm not sure if what I answered with helps or not lol!!

  3. Hang in there, Gina! The period of my life when my children were babies is the ONLY period in my life when I did no writing.