Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Summer Doldrums

I don't know what it is but the last couple of days seem to have slowed down to a crawl. My kids have been complaining of being bored, nothin' to do they whine, all their friends are away, the weather has been hot, humid and thunderstormy. Everybody seems to have taken this week as vacation or is prepping to take vacation next week. A lot of the people who are usually on the message boards at Verla Kay's have been at the SCBWI summer conference in Los Angeles. I've sent off my WIP to my agent and it will be at least a few weeks until I have her comments and I'm reluctant to start the next project while I wait for the word from my editor about what she thought about the revisions to Illegally Blonde I did earlier this summer(which should come later this week).

Sigh. I'm bored too.

And you know what? That's a great thing. The luxury of being bored these days is so rare I should embrace it. Nothin' to do? And I'm complaining??? What the heck is wrong with me?

I should bookmark this post so that in September, when I'm drowning in day work, back to school craziness, revisions from agent, making my plans for how to help get the word out there about Illegally Blonde, hockey mom life, and just living my usual stressed out regular working mom life I'll read this and remember that for one time this year, for a few brief, blissful days I was actually bored.


  1. I've been feeling the same way this week. But you're absolutely right: we need to appreciate boredom since it never lasts for long!

  2. Hi Anna! Thanks for dropping by. I'm hoping my boredom means I'll do a lot more daydreaming and that somewhere in there there'll be another idea for a book. Ya gotta enjoy the doldrums when we get them!

  3. Nelsa, you could be in my shoes -- The kiddo went back to school on August 7 -- and no, it wasn't summer school. Crazy, isn't it? Now I'm juggling trying to write, the day job and the kiddo's weird definition of homework. When I found assignments about reviewing spelling words and science study guides, the kiddo said, "But MOMMY! It's not REALLY homework -- I don't have to WRITE anything!"

  4. Oh, Cynthia! Your little one is in school already?? I'd be freaking. It's September 8th for the crazy life to start here. I'm thinkin' of you!