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Write on, Wednesday: Getting Distracted

By Leslie Lindsay I am a stay-at-home writer who mothers.  I should have all kinds of time to pound out the Great American Novel, yes?  But I don’t.  Have time.  Or the Great American Novel.  Here’s why:  life is busy.  You know that, I know that.  Your brother’s hampster knows that.  (Which is sort of how I feel sometimes–a hampster going round and round in their little sqeaky wheel).  Not only do I have two kids under the age of 8, but I have a house to maintain, a fridge to stock, a body to keep in shape (somewhat), and toilet’s cleaned.  All of this takes time. I also have a non-fiction book floating around out there that constantly needs hand-holding, not unlike the freshman who just went off to college.  Calls for money (read: marketing),  how to sort laundry (read: connecting with the right readership), and what to do when the sorority girls are being bitchy (read: adult bullies who hate that you are stepping on their toes).  Yes, I have a lot to …