Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Time to Write---Time to Think
But I didn't have time to write. My eyes and my hands were constantly busy. It made me crazy, having all those stories pile up inside me. So eventually I found time, made time to write. When my youngest child reached his toddler years I started to write in earnest. I decided to make a career out of it, called it my part-time job I didn't get paid for yet.
Then everything changed. My oldest children entered the teenage years. Teenagers require a lot of time and attention, and some serious brain power. I've got schedules to coordinate and real-life dramas to untangle. Now my children help with the housework, but as we wash the dishes or sort laundry together we talk about the doings of the day. I love this. It's a stage of my life I've been looking forward to for many years.
But when do I have quiet time to think?
Too often lately, I sit down at the computer and realize I haven't taken any time to think about my story since the last time I wrote. So instead of pouring the words out like I used to, I just sit and wonder what to write next.
I made time to write when there wasn't any. Now I'm just going to have to make time to think.
Maybe next year when the youngest one starts Kindergarten.
Okay, busy moms of older children, how do you find time to think?
Posted by Rebecca J. Carlson