Sunday, October 25, 2009

Balancing Act

I'm finding the balance between getting a good amount of writing or writing-esque work done and keeping the house running smoothly and caring for my daughter to be somewhat challenging.

Some days are good. The house manages to stay clean, the dishes are done, the baby had a good day and I got a nice chunk of writing done. Others are pathetic. A tornado swept through the house, the cat broke a lamp, the baby is grumpy and I wrote three sentences that I'll probably end up deleting tomorrow. On these days, the only thing I can do is turn in early, hit the reset button, and try again the next day.

It might be because I'm doing this on my own. Who knows? With my husband deployed, he's not here to help out with chores or watching the baby while I take off for a few hours to write uninterrupted. It's frustrating at times, exhausting at others.

But, there's no point in dwelling on what can't be changed. I just have to figure it out, make it work (as Tim Gunn would say) and do the best I can.

Hopefully, the best I can includes being published and raising a happy, healthy daughter!


  1. Oh my god, what a challenge! I can't even imagine what that must be like. I can barely take care of myself and two dogs; tossing a baby in the mix must make it an order of magnitude more difficult. The fact that you are making it work is a great testament to your fortitude! *salutes*

  2. The balancing act is not an easy one. Some days it all works, others not so much. Good luck! The Divas are here for you!