It's been a difficult time for me lately. I'm pregnant with my fifth child, which is excellent! Except that it makes me suffer for a big bunch of the "I just don't cares". It's similar to, but not the same as writer's block.
See, I'm in my first trimester, so, any mothers out there will empathize. For the men, imagine the tail end of worst stomach flu you've ever had, and then imagine that it doesn't feel better if you throw up. Also imagine that it doesn't go away for 12-16 weeks.
I spend a lot of time staring at my screen, knowing what I want to write, even knowing down to the very sentence structure and language flourishes I want to use, without writing a thing. I see it, like a painting, laid out in front of me, and I cannot articulate it to the page.
It's slow going now. Not to mention, with the dramatic distraction of my birth board going on in another tab, I find my mind torn in many ways.
It'll get better, though. It always does. Some months, I write 4 or 5 chapters. And some chapters take me 2 months altogether. That's just my style. I should probably set some goals for myself, but the problem there is that they have to be realistic. Realistically, I already know that I'm doing what IS realistic for ME.
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