Wednesday, December 4, 2013

on writing

tonight, i originally started a post titled, "THAT kind of mood". i kept writing and erasing. this paragraph is as far as i got.

today was rough. i still feel, some days, like, "oh yah! *this* is what life with a baby was like." but not all days are this hard. i try to remind myself this. i try to offer my frustrations and annoyances up for people who are struggling with much bigger, heavier things. i keep my guardian angel busy finishing Hail Marys because i often get distracted after the first couple words or am too tired to finish them. i often fail. exhaustion colors my world dark very quickly.

i want to write here. i like to tell stories. i like to make people laugh. and sometimes it's a good outlet for my frustrations. or to hash out the rolling arounds of my brain. but man. to find that sweet spot of time and energy. so elusive. and like i said in that attempted post, exhaustion colors my world dark very quickly, so i'm trying to ween myself of computer late nights.

i always feel a little bit of relief when i find a blog that just drops off into time and no where. a few that i follow(ed) have closed up shop, even letting go of sponsors, because they needed to direct their energy elsewhere.

so i ask, when do you write? all at once, or in bits and pieces?


  1. This was exciting to find this evening!!! A Mary W. blog post! I am sure you have time somewhere to write more. Just do it for me. That's not a suggestion, its a demand.
    Also, I write all at once and in bits and pieces, it just depends if someone interrupts me or not. I don't write thought provoking things though, so I don't count.

  2. Blurg, Luke ate my comment.
    Basically, ditto to what the "other" Mary said.
    I love when you write! Even if it is "just" random and quick off the tip of your brain.
    I write in bits and pieces usually. If I wrote a whole post/article in one setting it would be a miracle. ;)
    Usually it takes me anywhere from a day, or a week, or a few weeks, even months sometimes to get a whole post put together. Like with cooking, the more I do ahead of time, the easier it is to put it all together in the end.
    That said, I'm constantly struggling with finding balance between writing time and family time.

  3. i write at work, all at once and when the bosses are not here. oh so sneaky i am.... but at home? yea, i'm pretty sure my laptop has never even been on my blog site because me and my precious 2-3 hrs of awake time at home just don't roll that way during the week.

  4. I just don't write anymore either. Well, I don't write blog posts, that is. And I don't even have a baby as an excuse.