JOB REQUIREMENTS: BRAIN CELLS NECESSARY!
I am losing my mind. Now, you might think it wasn't all that solid and wrinkly to begin with, but I mean, the synapses are not firing. I have written and rewritten "Split Ends" (my next book) and I'm telling you, I can't figure it out. Something is wrong. Something is missing, but the thing is, I need brain time to discover it -- and that is something I'm woefully short on.
I drive. A lot. Now, you might think that would be excellent thinking time, but with four kids in the car, it's nothing less than absolute chaos. In fact, yesterday my kids were fighting over a sock. Yes, you heard me right. One sock was "too small" so he was verbally-beating on my younger son to trade socks with him. As I was involved in the war, I sort of rolled/California-stopped through a stop sign. And got a ticket. My kids were horrified, and the first thing out of their mouths, was, "Sorry Mom. We're sorry Mom!" And I didn't have time for my coffee, yeah, they better be sorry!
Normally when I write, I tend to live with my character, but right now, there is no room for her! She has been evicted in lieu of driving, grocery shopping, errands, doctor's appts for kids, laundry, packing lunches, dinner, cleaning up dinner, homework, bedtime and then, starting all over again. The difference for me this year is that my husband is working at a start-up (think LOTS of brain cells for that!), and now I have FOUR kids with homework and responsibilities instead of just three and extra hours when my daughter was in kindergarten. I'm not complaining, I LOVE it here, but it's a lot of work! So if you see my character, would you please tell her to get her bum back here?