Saturday, November 9, 2013

Grumpy Writer

post by Betsy Schow

I'll admit I've stared at this blinking cursor for at least an hour.

I've typed. Hit backspace. Then typed a few more things. Then closed the stupid browser.

Now I've realized the problem--I want to be a hermit.

No man is an island - I'd like to prove that saying wrong and be tropical to boot.

After a year of interviews, facebooking, blog touring, book touring, taking care of hubby's health problems, being primary chorister, I am ready to be set on an iceberg and be drifted off to sea. Just give me a kindle and a credit card and I will be totally good.

My daughter, Lily, is like that everyday after school. She's 6 and has a sensory disorder. After a full day of stimulation she comes in the car and covers her ears, not wanting to hear one more thing. It used to drive me nuts, now I completely get it.

I feel like wearing a shirt that says "I promise I'm not a jerk, I just have issues."

Anybody else get like that, and what do you do to recharge your emotional battery?


  1. Yes, I feel like a hermit a great deal of the time (although I prefer the term "cave dweller" :) ). Usually I turn on a movie for my kids and hide in my room and read a book. But that makes me sound like a bad mommy, right? So instead, let's say that I take a deep breath, count to ten, and make some brownies for some other less-fortunate soul.

    Actually, now that I think about it, the brownies sounds like a great plan. Except that my husband needs to make them. And they need to be for me. :)

  2. Ugh, I so get like that. Usually some time alone with a book helps, or going out for awhile by myself- I like being around people but knowing I am not required to say a thing. The library is perfect for that. :-) And Jeanna- LOL on your brownies comment!

  3. The older I get, the more days off I need. My head gets so full of stuff, I can't think. I can so relate to this. To just have the world go away sometimes would be wonderful.



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