IWSG: Return of the Banshee

It’s the first Wednesday in which all writers voice their insecurities. It’s time for Insecure Writer’s Support Group the brain child of Alex J. Cavanaugh.

It is officially summer here in the McBay house. The little banshee is home for the next few months *shivers*. I love my little girl. I love spending time with her, reading with her (she now reads to me!), and I love getting to teach her how to be creative and let her geek flag fly high, but when it’s time to write, when I need that moment of silence just so I can put those scrambled words together, she can be my worst distraction. What’s worse, she is training her little brother to do the same.

I’ve posted a few audio clips in the past of her banshee screams, but lately it’s like her mission in life to accomplish sounds no human throat was meant to make. Nails on a chalk board have nothing on this girl. Sometimes my only escape is through a pair of headphones. Then they get eerily quiet. That quiet that moms fear, because you know the little monsters are up to something, and more than likely making a mess that would rival anything you saw on Hoarders. And who gets to clean it up? Mom!

I’m quickly trying to get a schedule established, one that calls for mandatory quiet time for at least one hour, which I plan to use for writing. They quit napping at the age of two, but maybe, if I’m really lucky, I can get them to sit still for five seconds, and they will fall asleep. *crosses fingers*

How is the start of your summer? What are your plans for getting your writing done with the school kids home?


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