The Bed of an Author

This is what an author’s bed looks like. Clean laundry, unfolded. When I do daily tasks (such as laundry), I often find myself daydreaming and/or creating. My mind is always swirling. Yes, I do live in a fairytale all the time. It’s awesome. πŸ˜‰

There is nothing wrong with that, yet I step away before finishing 99.9% of the time to write something down or to plop myself in front of the computer to write a few sentences…which turn into paragraphs…or perhaps pages.

Menial tasks of an author are never finished.Β I have too many stories to tell. If I continue folding the socks or hanging up my husband’s shirts I’ll lose the idea. Laundry can wait. A brilliant idea cannot.

This laundry has been sitting here a minimum of 8 hours today. I just completed 3 pages for my second book. And, I had the idea of creating this blog post. I’ll get to the laundry…in an hour or two…or three.



  1. OK, you know I have to agree with this thought 100%. I’ve often considered that I need to carry around a dictaphone recorder like was used at the law firms I once worked at just so that I could record my ideas for my creations as well. You’re a little more directed than am I, as I have that internal guilt that I can’t leave things undone… so I may never have the time to start them again…. you’ve got me thinking, however, what IS more important… hmmm.. quite the conundrum.

    • April, my thought? Life is too short. Laundry can wait. Dreams, thoughts and even a game of Mario Cart with our children cannot. An opportunity presents us a fragment in time to create a memory, to construct an idea or to feast upon a dream.
      Live life out loud. As long as you don’t allow disturbances to affect your daily interaction with friends and family on a repetitive basis, then go for it!
      I like you, don’t like to leave things undone. But, when writing a book(s) you have to let go sometimes. As long as my kids have a clean pair of underwear to put on, it doesn’t matter if it’s in a drawer or in a laundry basket crumpled up with clean clothes that have been sitting on the couch for three days. Just remind yourself of that. πŸ™‚

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