Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Slow Down Brain

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Ever have those days...weeks, months, years....when so much is going on in all aspects of your life that you just can't focus the brain on just one thing? I need to get this story finished but every time I finally sit down to work on it, my brain is too scattered on everything else.

**sigh** I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one and I bet at least 80% of you are mothers too LOL

I'm going to try to sit down for one hour. Take 5 deep breaths, set a timer for the hour and forget everything else and focus on one page at a time....let's see how far that will get me.

Update to come LOL.

If you've got a minute...I'm blogging over at Sweeter Romantic Notions today too.


  1. Stacy, you've just described me! Sick family members, parent teacher conferences, homework, taxi service, hubby's business issues, taxes, kids,'s never ending.

    Writing is my only escape. I put on my MP3 Player and tune everything else's bliss.

  2. Girl, I'm single, but that doesn't mean my brain isn't split in 20 places to try to focus in 20 different things at the same time. I have to write 4 short-shorts and every time I sit to write something new pops in that takes my attention from the stories.

  3. Thats been me lately, STacy. I didn't write anything today. I know I need to be writing everyday but things are so crazy lately when I do have time, its hard to focus. I hope you got a good hour in.

  4. I feel your pain. But I do the same thing slowing down. Sometimes I just have to stop the bus and get off to just catch my breath to keep from going crazy.

  5. I've so been there. And I think a lot of it is having kids. You can dooo eeeeet!

  6. Good luck Stacy!

    I can soooo relate to what you are saying. Just ask my poor editor...

    I try to maintain a schedule in my writing, but sometimes life just interferes despite my best intentions. Also, because I work from home, it's difficult to get my local friends and family to understand that they (how do I say it politely?) are interrupting my work day when they pop in unexpectedly, or call and want to chat (bless their hearts, I love all dearly, but darn it--I have work hours, and those hours are while my son is at school, and hubby is at work, lol...).

    Here's wishing you the best of concentration to get your story completed!


  7. I felt exactly the same just a few days ago. I had total brain overload. To the point that even trying to think was useless. No actual thoughts were forming. My head just went completely blank. And I remember thinking it felt oddly empty, despite the thousands of things in the back of my mind that needed addressing, that I simply supressed. *sigh* Life is not giving us a break.

  8. I've had brain overload all week. The story I've been working on intending to pitch to Wild Rose just isn't working. Work and family commitments are cutting into the time I DO have to write...yadha, yadha, yadha. LOL.

    It's good to know everyone has the same problems ((hugs))