Have to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who responded to my 'less than subtle' post on Monday. Asking for help is dang hard! And I had that post scheduled and rescheduled about 8 times before I finally got the nerve to put it up. I shouldn't have been so nervous, cuz you guys are great!
So, gotta be honest. I've been a huge slacker lately. Usually January is the month when people are all pumped up and crap, but me... I'm dying down from a busy December and I just don't wanna.
Problem is, I've become such a slacker that things are suffering from it. I think my house has puked around me, and yet I'm glued to the computer screen as if nothing has happened. If I was writing, I'd feel better about it... but I'm so totally not writing! I'm fartin' around on the internet.
So when do you put the pause on everything to evaluate? Yeah, I'm going to right now.
Things that have suffered because I'm too busy pulling up that darn internet tab.
Time with the kids. This is one that I'm really feeling guilty about. I mean, my kids are hilarious! And so much fun... when I play with them. When I'm indifferent (ouch that word hurts to admit) then they get all tantrum-y.
Time with the hubs. Same here. I have a third child it seems.
The house. Like I said before, my house has the flu until I decide to pick up the mess. And man, it is awful! I don't want to even look at it.
My writing. I pull out that wip, but do I spend much time with it? Well, certainly not as much as I used to. I could vamp out 5000 words plus a day, now I'm lucky if I get 200. Bleck. That's just not going to cut it for me.
So, I went grocery shopping the other day and there was this woman there with 5 kids hanging around/on her shopping cart. They were all talking and laughing and crying and all that crap that I totally understand, but you know what? That woman totally had it under control. She wasn't on the verge of tears or about to rip someone's head off. She was laughing with them, consoling them, being a total super Mom. You know why? I'm gonna take a guess here. Because she has a handle on things. Or at least she did that day.
Did I veer off topic? Kind of, I do have a point. :)
I'm no super anything. I try to make it through the day without losing my mind, but I am going to try harder to put things back into perspective. Our internet is a little stick thingy you plug in to get a signal. (It's awesome btw and super cheap.) So I've told my hubby to hide the darn thing from me when I sit down to write. That way, I'm actually sitting down to WRITE. Because when I pump out a lot of words and fall in love with new characters and stories, this is how I feel:
And you know what? I don't think my blogging or networking will suffer at all. I have time set away for that. Lots of time. Too much time. That's the point. It's all about spreading the time out.
Blogging and networking are important, but let's not forget the things that make that important. Our writing, our families, our friends, and ourselves. :)