You’re a write eejit . . . if you think you can keep your writing and family life separate.

Here’s a typical afternoon in my house.

Okay I just have time to edit—

“Mom! The cat’s playing with a half-dead chipmunk and my soccer coach is going to bench me if I turn up with only one purple sock and by the way I flunked my Spanish test and what’s for dinner and did I tell you Tim is staying over and why is child no. 3 allowed to watch Halloween, Part 8 you wouldn’t let me see that when I was five?”

. . . now where did I file that synopsis and was it the short one or the long one? And did I send the critique of that sex manual to—? Oh god, the school guidance counselor is going to think I’m a sex addict when he finds it in his inbox. He’ll probably call child protective services and . . .

“Mom! I’m scared and I just know I’m going to have nightmares and can I sleep in your bed tonight.”

. . . what was I making for dinner . . . and oh, there are my glasses, in the fridge with the deli slices . . . HAS ANYONE FED THE CATS? . . . must remember to clean up the chipmunk guts from under the . . . oh, that gives me an idea—where’s a Post-it note . . . credit card bill, hoped I’d lost that . . . glass of wine . . . aaah!


2 thoughts on “You’re a write eejit . . . if you think you can keep your writing and family life separate.

  1. Mary Doran

    Great to hear what you are up to Melissa. you are an inspiration. Yes creativity is the only way. I do not usually follow blogs. I am more at home with re-cycled trees of a form that I can hold while sitting at the fire or lying in bed. ( I know there are electronic options, but I cannot take that step). Anyway it is a good way to start Monday with a little light and brightness.
    Keep on truckin…..



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