Distracted Writer…

This past weekend I celebrated my first Mother’s Day. It was a wonderful weekend and a busy one at that. Life has been happening, and I have been living it. I’ve also found that I’m consuming myself with interests versus writing over the last four or so days.

I decided that I would not be anywhere near done with my first draft until around August. That is my new goal–80,000 words or bust! I had a big day of writing on Friday, but I’ve gotten a little lazy and consumed over the weekend. I’ve found myself wondering how long it takes authors to write a full novel.

If you have any words of wisdom for keeping your focus when distraction sets in, please send them my way. I cannot wait to finish my work in progress, and I love my story, but some days I need to detach. Does this happen to everyone when they work on such large projects? This first time adult fiction author is curious how the process goes or has went for others.

All advice welcomed. May your ideas flow and your word counts grow!


By the way…my baby turns one this week. Maybe I’m a tad hormonal and sad. I’m happy my baby is healthy and growing, but that’s one year of parenting that has come and gone. Okay…drying up my tears…have a great day!


2 thoughts on “Distracted Writer…

  1. Renee Beauregard Lute says:

    Oh, I’m with you. My youngest turned one in January, and my oldest is turning three (three! Wasn’t she a newborn five seconds ago?) in two weeks. And the writing! It’s so hard to focus and just do the work. Especially when it isn’t coming easily. (That’s my problem right now.) But I desperately remind myself that if I put in the time, it will get written. I hope I’m right! Good luck, Mama! (And happy belated Mother’s Day!)


    • mommabearwrites says:

      Oh, Renee, I’m praying for you and those babies. Trying to do it all takes its toil, but I find myself still focused on putting in the time–slowly but surely! That tells me that this project is really important to me, because if it wasn’t I’d probably have given up by now. I hope you get some good writing in and find yourself close to completion and polishing it up soon. Hang in there and thanks for the words of encouragement!! Birthday in two days…trying to hold it together over here!


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