My son came home from school one day and said, "Hey Mom, guess what?"
I (like a good mom) said, "What?"
He smiled (thank heavens he's utilizing all those dollars spent at the orthodontist's office). "I have A.D.D.O.S."
"What?" I said, again. I leaned in and used more energy to focus on his words. Maybe my ears needing cleaning or maybe he needed speech therapy, but I couldn't understand what he said.
He used his hands to empasize his words. He said, "I have A.D.D.O.S." He paused dramatically and then continued, "Attention Deficit Disor-" His eyes shifted to the window next to me as he said, "OH SHINY!"
Since I'm slow, he had to explain it to me. But, once I got it, I laughed. It was funny...
Today, I realize I must have A.D.D.O.S. syndrome, because I've been terribly distracted from the writing process. My goal is to be a published (mainstream) author, and yet, what have I been writing lately? Well, I've mostly been writing my name as I've signed various pieces of paperwork for the kids' school stuff, writing my name on checks as I've paid bills, and writing my name as I've volunteered myself to do things for other people.
I need to refocus and climb back on the wagon. I've clearly fallen off it. I'm amazed at how many moms still find the time to write when there are so many other responsibilties to take care of as well. And, for those of us who also work a job to bring in an income (besides writing)... well, we need more hours in the day! Or, a personal chef and a maid and a taxi service.