Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sick kids, leaky roof and snakes! Oh my!

What a week! A week of frustration because my brain was bursting with things to get on the page but everything conspired against me. I guess sick kids and a leaky roof is pretty self explanatory but we have a yard that is about an acre in size and, well, ocassionally we have a snake problem. They're not venemous my hubby says, but they're SNAKES all the same!

Anyway, this week I realized something. My most productive writing time is between 12 and 3 in the afternoon. Why? I have no idea. Maybe it's the looming threat of kids home from school to disturb the peace and the realization that I better get something done or the day will be wasted. I write every evening but early afternoon seems to be the time when I come up with the best ideas. I'm sure every writer has their own most productive times. Now, I just need to use this knowledge wisely!!

Oh, and I entered my current manuscript into the Golden Heart 2010. Now I have to deliver the thing!


  1. Hope your kids are feeling better and that the roof is fixed! And snakes...ugh. In pet stores, fine. Out in the yard? Uh, not so much.

    I'm an afternoon writer too...or I would be if I didn't have a day job. My peak's between about 2-6, which is odd because I always thought late night would be better for me since I'm such a night owl. But it helps to know when your mind is functioning at its peak...

    Congrats on entering the GH, Kaily! :)

  2. Yeah, I am a total night owl as well which is why the afternoon productivity surprised the heck out of me. Anyway, have to maximize it now :).