Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Insecure Writers Support Group July


So here's a bizarre, not so nice, coincidence. I had planned to write about how life gets in the way of writing. Looking for work, being a governor, and having kids all get in the way of finding time to write. Worrying about money because I'm still looking for work prevents me from zoning out and creating my story. So here I am at the keyboard thinking about how things get in the way when Jeff rings. "Don't panic, but Joe's flipped the car". Sorry? Don't panic? Seriously? And suddenly, instead of having the half hour put by to write my post I am a Mother worrying about her boy. BTW, he's 21, when do I stop worrying? Never? Thought so. Calls to him, my step-mum (remember he's living down there atm), Jeff and the half hour has fluttered by like all the other half hours I try to scurry away but always end up being clawed back because of other events. Oh, if you're wondering, the car is a complete write off, but at least he's okay and no-one else was involved :) Shame Jeff spend all Saturday afternoon under it changing his brakes - or maybe, it turned out to be a blessing and it could have been much worse if he hadn't.

I found I wrote more the last 2 summers in my brothers back garden in France than I do the remaining 11 months of the year. So this year I am hoping, sitting on my Dad's terrace in Italy will have the same effect and I can make up for an incredible amount of time that real life swallows up. Speaking of real life ....... laterz xxx

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  1. We never stop worrying about our children whatever age they are. I worry because two of mine have cut me out of their life without telling me why. It hurts but until I know can't do nowt about it.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I'm sorry Yvonne x I feel out with my Dad for a couple of years, but we sorted it - I hope you can do the same. I tried to visit your blog today, but it's password protected - please email me it if you're happy to x

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  2. I don't have my own kids but I find myself worrying about my 3 stepkids a lot (even though they are 20, 22 and 24). Your dad lives in Italy? that can't be too rough to get to hang out there!!!

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    1. I have 2 step kids too JoJo - between them all I don't think there's much time when I'm not worrying LOL x

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  3. Oh my gosh, so glad he is ok. Don't think we ever stop worrying about them, it's called being a mum!

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    1. That's what my Mum says Suzanne - I'm 50 and she still worries about me! I really think there should be a cut off LOL x

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  4. Wow, I'm glad he's okay. Things like that I did not think to include in my post about real life getting in the way of writing.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I wish you luck finding writing time.

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, I am hoping that I really get to write in Italy x

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  5. Yikes! Terrible news, but a silver lining that he wasn't hurt. Yes, life does definitely cause ebbs and flows in our writing focus. Summer is never a productive time for me...

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    1. Hi Kim, I do think someone must have been watching over him for Joe to walk away uninjured. Life does cause ebbs and flows - just wish I could have a few more flows LOL! x

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  6. Glad no one got hurt...yikes!

    Yup, my IWSG post is about being fragmented....we all face it from time to time.

    My writing spot? The local McDonald's - no home interruptions. LOL!

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    1. McDonalds sounds like a definite possibility Donna :) x

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  7. Glad your son is ok. How on earth did he manage to flip the car?
    Good luck on the terrace in Italy. It sounds lush, and hopefully there will be no distractions.

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    1. Hi Deborah, driving down a country road, think he hit some oil or something else on the road. I'm crossing everything for Italy! x

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  8. Wow! Scary! I am so glad your son is okay. I hope that Italy sparks your muse and you get tons of writing done there!:)

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    1. Hi Quanie, you and me both! x

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