Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Damned distractions

I'm distracted. And slightly anxious. Which is not a good state for creative writing. Or for the pleasures of summer.

I've been doing pretty good recently about sitting down to write every day. I'm working on some short stories. Not just story ideas, which I'm very good at, but whole, complete, polished stories with middles and endings, which I'm finding to be a challenge.

I need to have four stories done for my MFA program between now and November, and so far I only have one and 3/4ths stories completed. So, there's still a lot of work to be done. But...

I'm in the middle of painting a room and organizing all our books in a new bookcase. There's neglected gardening that needs to be done. The house is a mess. We have no groceries. And we're expecting guests this weekend.

I also need to think about getting packed for the four day  music festival we'll be attending NEXT WEEK. I have to haul out all the camping gear, make lists, plan, shop, do laundry etc...etc...

And with all this on my mind it's nearly impossible to write.  I'm SO distracted and annoyed that it has caused me to rant and complain on my blog! Crazy. Oh! How I wish for long, lazy, quiet summer days.

2 comments:

willow said...

I always feel distracted and anxious in the summer. That's probably why it's not my favorite season. I'm counting the days till fall. You certainly have a full plate. Hope everything falls in place!

Blog Princess G said...

Sending good vibes to you, hoping you find some space to enjoy your favourite season. I've enjoyed so much catching up on your blog this morning - I do enjoy it so. Congratulations on your beautiful grandchildren - they're gorgeous!