Monday, June 28, 2010

Time Gets Away

So I've learned a few things these past couple weeks. I don't sleep. Not necessarily a bad thing, though it can be frustrating at times. Thinking if I can't sleep, why do I have so few blogs lately?

I have nothing to say, maybe.

Nah... I have lots to say. But I'm trying to get them out in the form of award-winning horror stories. That's not working out so well either.

Not that I'm writing bad stories... I've written quite a few these past few weeks that are really good, they just need a little TLC to be ready for submission.

Now back to not sleeping. If I'm up all night why aren't I revising my works in the wee hours of the morning? I keep letting time get away from me. I jump online with the intention of answering e-mail, updating the fine people at the Absolute Write Water Cooler, playing around on Facebook for a couple minutes, then doing my writing.

But I spend a considerable amount of time on games, AW posts, uploading rock videos to my FB page, then I realize I need to do the dishes and laundry and get my wife's work clothes ready, and make her a lunch. Next thing I know Time got away and it's time for my daughter to wake up. Anyone trying to write award-winning stories while a one-year-old little girl runs around knows what I'm talking about.

Then there's my eight-year-old son. He's great, don't get me wrong, but every three point two seconds he's updating me on his baseball cards, Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, Pokemon cards, or it's problems with friends I have to deal with. If I ever get a book published it will certainly be at the loss of a lot of hair.

I love my family, tomorrow I celebrate four years, nine months of sobriety, and I wouldn't change any of this for the world.

But it can be soooooooooooo difficult to remember why I love my life.


  1. Well done on the sobriety, Steven, that's quite an achievement. Procrastination is the writer's curse and sites like AW don't help. I spend too much time online too - it's just too easy, isn't it?

  2. Yes, it is, lol...

    But I wrote 250 words since this blg post:-)

  3. Thanks, by the way! Sobriety is great, and I don't just say that. It's my life we're talking about,and after five major surgeries and a coma in the last three years I've learned to appreciate it a lot more.

  4. Good luck! I know how 8 year old boys are... my 10 year old brother likes to update me on the status of his Lego Star Wars toys regularly. Can be quite frustrating when one is trying to get stuff done.

  5. Oh, I understand! But it gets better, I'm 8 & 13 years older than my brothers, and eventually it does get better.