Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bitch

This is my post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group, first Wednesday of every month.

I am writing a lot lately and loving it. My greatest insecurity right now is: how do I keep from being a bitch to my family because they keep interrupting my writing time? In the space of the last hour I had to stop writing because my youngest pooped and took his diaper off and ran outside. So I had to clean up poop off the floor and then catch him (no easy task) to clean him up. My other son has been giving me presents (pieces of paper he made in school) and asking me how many minutes until he can eat sweets. My husband has been constantly coming to use the phone (yes we live close to the Stone Ages and have a corded phone) which is right next to the computer and how can I write with this person standing right next to me, yammering on the phone, asking me to find pens for him, coughing, and burping?

How do you deal with being bitchy because you want to be writing and your family won't let you?

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    1. Excellent suggestion. Then if I'm bitchy I won't feel guilty. I probably won't write much, though...but who knows? It's worth an experiment.

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  2. I have to remove myself - consider a library or even getting up earlier - going to be later to be able to have the quiet time.

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    1. I think getting up earlier is the answer. When I stay up late, I'm just too fried. I'm going to do it tomorrow!

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  3. Bribery...lots of bribery. And waiting until everyone goes to bed to write.

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    1. Yes! Good suggestion. My kids are very susceptible to bribery. Now I just need the little one to keep the poop in the diaper...

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  4. Holy moley that was hilarious! Don't mean to laugh at the poopy part, but I can't help it! My girls are pretty much grown, so been there, done it!! Yes, you must remove yourself. Even if it's for an hour a day. Even if you have to leave, like go to a coffee / tea shop, or slip a pen and notepad in your britches and say you're going for a brisk run / walk / exercise. They always fall for that one!

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  5. I like the notepad in the britches idea! And the poop is pretty funny, in retrospect, even if not at the moment.

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