Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Insecure Writer's Support Group
Anyone else read Bossypants by Tina Fey? I first started reading it on a plane. Big mistake. After just a few pages, I quickly became that girl laughing out loud at her book. We're not talking charming little giggles either. I was loud, hysterical, and a complete embarrassment to my husband who threatened to take the book away if I couldn't control myself. I tried to tell him what was so funny, which of course only made it worse. I would laugh so hard that I'd be crying at my own garbled retelling of her jokes...it was a vicious cycle. I got quite a few dirty looks that plane ride.
Later in the book she talks about how crazy her life was when 30 Rock, one of my favorite shows, took off. Shed'd just given birth to her daughter. She was doing Sarah Palin skits for SNL. She would spend all day filming 30 Rock, then all the writers would go to her place and they'd stay up all night writing the next episode. Read the book - it's inspiring just how much she accomplished during that time of her life on virtually no sleep.
So here's my insecurity: I must be Tina Fey right now, and I'm not. This has nothing to do with how funny she is (though I would seriously love to be that funny). It's because I'm not getting enough done. And the thing that always seems to suffer is the writing. By the time I steal an hour or even 10 minutes to write, I look at the screen completely dumbfounded unable to come up with anything. Instead I just end up browsing through houses again....of all my to do's buying a home and selling a home sucks the most. Nope I take that back. Writing 652 *slight exaggeration* thank you cards sucks the most. Buying/selling home comes in second.
I know I'm saying this to a community of multitasking high achievers, so tell me...what are your secrets?? I'm dying to know them and steal them.
Baby boy #2 is hungry and impatient....no time to proofread this post. Please forgive the errors. ;)