Saturday, May 31, 2008

When I Write

Lately, I have less and less time for "me". When I say "me time", I'm not referring to getting my nails done, or hitting the tanning salon. Hell, I haven't done anything like that in quite a while. The "me time" I'm referring to is my writing. It seems every time I turn around we are running our oldest son here and there, or my husband is working late, or has made plans to hang with friends, or I'm working late, or the little one just wants me! I've typed one-handed many a time, but it's not easy when your thoughts are going faster than your hands. My husband has tried sitting with the boys to give me quiet time, but I get irritated easily when all I hear is the sliding door opening and closing, or my oldest yelling at a video game, and the dogs start rough-housing while the youngest yells for me. When do I have time to write?!

Come to find out I have Chronic Onset Insomnia-meaning I have a very hard time falling asleep, if I sleep at all. This has been ongoing since my childhood according to my mother, but back then we called it another name...the boogie monster. Now that I'm older with children of my own I find that the 'boogie monster' is indeed real. Just not in the form of a scary monster hiding under my bed or in my closet. No, my monsters are in my head. They stem from experiences I've had and from everyday life. They have names: Bills, Health, Kids, Marriage, Work, Inflation, Clowns, etc. These monsters aren't always scary, but they are always on my mind and often the cause of it racing late into the night. The only way to get my mind to slow down is to put my thoughts on paper...or screen I should say.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Deadline approaching

I have a writing contest I want to enter, but the deadline is June 6th and my 20+ pages are not complete! I have a good start for the beginning of the book; everyone that has read it so far loves it! The first few pages can be read on my personal website at
It's a really great story, however the contest wants 20 pages of the juicy stuff that I haven't gotten to yet! I'm wondering if I should pull it from one of my other stories? But this one is really great! What to do, what to do?

Thursday, May 29, 2008

And we're off!!

And We're Off!

This is the first of many posts on my new site. I chose the title "When She's Right, She Writes" for a couple of reasons. The first being it's a catchy title and also the title of one of my books (my baby I hope to put to print someday). The second reason is the same reason that I write in general; I'm non-confrontational so even if I'm right about something I usually let it go...then I write about it! When Edward Bulwer-Lytton coined the phrase 'The pen is mightier than the sword' I don't think he realized the impact it has in today's society.

All thoughts and theories, mindless blabber, and perhaps a hint of ranting and raving will be added to this page at random. If you're a loyal reader or a blog ogre (my word for blog hounds), then by all means send me a comment.

Cheers for now!