As a writer, trying to write is a task in itself; trying to find time to write is another problem altogether. Usually, on days when I arrive back from work, there is always a mountain of other chores and jobs to do before I can sit down and put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. As there is no one else to do it apart from my teenage son, (and lets face it, teenagers are not prone to spontaneous bouts of housework) I have the bulk, if not all of the jobs to do; from normal housework and cooking to keeping the garden maintained and as I have a fair sized garden, that takes hours in itself. By the end of all the chores I am so tired that thinking about composing an eligible piece of decent writing is beyond me but I do try, usually resulting in a rambling bit of stilted nonsense which needs heavy editing. On my days off, I normally have big plans for writing. Whole chapters get written in my head and half the novel is usually done before the end of a productive day. In reality, I sometimes get barely a thousand words written, usually as the result of all the big jobs that I don't have time to do on a working day, calling out to me to be sorted.

  So, I've made a decision: I will put off any of those procrastinating jobs that shout me out. I will ignore them all. The cupboard under the stairs doesn't really need a good overhaul and the the bushes in the garden can grow as tall as the Empire State building. I don't care.  The characters are screaming at me in frustration and this novel needs to be written unless of course I hire a ghostwriter. Now there's a thought. if its good enough for the vast majority of celebrities...

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    I'm the most boring person that I know so there will be no titilating gossip or scandal in this blog unfortunately...if you want that then read the Daily Mail. :) but I will be writing about the everyday stuff that drives me and others crazy and I will blog about my writing and any success I may or may not have. Sometimes the most boring stuff can contain little gems of enlightenment and as Auriela says in her journal right before she died, its the simpler things in life that make it worth living and which make it interesting...


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