Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My Computer Ain't the Only Thing Runnin' Slow

From all the comments on Lindi's post yesterday, I can see that the creative juices are flowing for many of you. Too bad I can't say the same. With the holidays over and the kids back to school, I thought I'd be raring to go. Instead, I'm floundering. Torn by the desire to write and the desire to clean up the disaster that is my house. Which, inevitably, gives me the strong desire to redecorate. Yesterday I was chompin' at the bit to get to Sherwin-Williams just so I could check out the latest paint colors.

Sigh. Maybe I should be taking Margie Lawson's class on destructive behaviors. But then, that'd be just one more thing I want to do.

Who knows what today will bring. I know I have to return/exchange a coat I got for Christmas, but beyond that. . . Ooo, Lowes is on the way :-)

Okay, this is the time for all of you to share your great advice with me. Those nuggets of wisdom you can't wait to give someone. How do I fit it all in? How do I find my center and decide which road to travel? Aside from prayer, cuz I already did that one. Which, I suppose, means my problem is in listening :-P



  1. Hey Mindy--

    Do both...spend an hour or so cleaning the living room and kitchen, then plop your tush in your chair and get to writing.

    When your butt is tired from sitting, then you get up and do a short chore, load of laundry, sweep the kitchen, scrub the toilet...

    Just a thought--it's what works for me.

    Happy New Year,


  2. Great advice, Jen! I never think to do things like that. I'm such an all of nothing person. I'll give that a try.

    Mindy...buy some Superglue. Glue your rear in the chair. I promise that once you get going, you'll think, "Why didn't I do this sooner?" I promise! It's that way with me every time.

  3. Not sure if that'll work for me or not, Jen. What ends up happening is my mind wanders to the other thing that needs to be done so I can't focus on what I'm doing. Not a lot focus needed for laundry, but for writing. . .

    Missy, you cracked me up. Maybe we need to invent a Velcro chair that comes with Velcro pants.

  4. Mindy,
    Just sit and start writing....you'll be surprised...you'll forget all about that paint color and that house and you'll get righ back into your story. I promise it will work. Try it and let me know.

  5. LOL, Mindy!! I think you should make it to sell! :)