I am late in arriving. I missed the connection, lost my way, planned ahead and still got behind. Do you ever get off track? Does it seem at times that if you drop one plate, they all come crashing down?
Oh, so you've been dropping those spinning plates, too? Elnora was wondering at three this morning when it hit me that I had not scheduled my post, why do women try to keep those plates spinning? Is it because we have to be polite, no matter how our brains are screaming stop that? Is it because we want to be all things to all people and we are so very afraid of failure?
I try to stay on track by making lists--love lists--setting my own personal deadlines and sending out a prayer for calm and control. But I manage to have a few hissy fits along the way. Keep calm and keep writing is our motto, I'm thinking. Our writing has to be a priority, but life has to keep moving, too.
We don't want writing to become our life, so we try to balance. How do you do this?
And as always, how can we apply these feelings of being inadequate to our characters, especially our heroines. They seem like superwomen at times, but they still need to show a bit of vulnerability and doubt to make them human. How do we balance this in life and how do we balance this in our stories? Let's discuss while Elnora gets that second cup of coffee and picks up some broken plates!