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Thoughts on kittens

Posted by erinlausten on March 17, 2011

I’ve been thinking. (Shocking, Right?) It gets me into trouble. It gets me out of it too, but then so does not thinking so I am not sure there is a cause effect issue here. But I digress (Already!??), I meant to say I have been thinking about writing. Which, once again, should not be a stop the presses shocker. The thing is I have been doing is a whole lot of thinking about writing, but not a whole lot of writing or even a whole lot of thinking about what I am writing. It’s frustrating. Some of it I can blame on time, some I can blame on other commitments, but most I blame on… hey look, kittens.

Yep, distraction. It isn’t a big surprise that many of us that write are constantly absorbing the world around us. After all, what would we write about? I am a voracious reader. I want to know. I want to know what is around the corner, what is up that tree, what is on that next blog post, where the train is heading, who is on Twitter, where my friends are going this weekend, who just tagged me on Facebook, where to find the best chimichangas, who can tell me how to publish the writing that I have not yet finished, etc, etc, etc…

Now, I know I am hardly the worst offender. I know many where distractions prevent even an attempt at whatever it they want or need to do, but it is still a problem. I can beat myself up about it. Constantly worry about being distracted, bang pots, stomp around, try to pull myself in fifty different directions and then plop down and cry. Or, I can come to terms with the fact that distractions aren’t really distractions.

Yep. I said it. The giant drains on my time are not as previously thought, a waste of time. Granted, I want to be writing. And I should try to find the time to write. And there are many things that will be moved away so that I can write. But I can’t beat myself up over the things I am distracted by. They are just another part of life. There will always be times when I focus too much attention on one or the other. And in fact, there are times when writing is actually the distraction from other very important things.

So, what do we get from this? Not much. Just another way to look at it I guess. More cobwebs moving out of the way. Another one of my random ramblings about how I think and where my mind is going. Ultimately, I am going home and I am going to write. And spend time with my son, and check my email, and watch some preschool television, and eat something (I’m sure there is food in the house, right?), and just spend another night living life

So there.

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! (yes I’m shouting, sorry, I got excited).

The next Issue in The Marvelous MacHurdyGurdy Traveling Show is now available! Check it out!





One Response to “Thoughts on kittens”

  1. William Kendall said

    I checked that one out! Curiouser and curiouser!!

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