I had someone ask me the other day about my "process" for writing or blogging. I had to think about it. I don't really have a process. (Yes, Gentle Reader, that may be the reason why I only blog once a month. You are right. Now knock it off.)
Well, I might have a process. It kind of goes like this.
- 545am: Wake up. No, I'm not Michelle Obama. I have an 18-month old, yo.
- 546am - 8am: Tend to said child. Check emails. Watch Yo Gabba Gabba and wonder how Jack Black can wear that outfit without being self-conscious.
- 8am: Wake up Tim so he can take over parenting duties.
- 830am - whatever time I am done: Work. Think to myself a variety of times throughout this time frame, "Oh, that would make a great blog post" while immediately forgetting what that might be.
- Whatever time I am done - 4pm: Grocery, clean, laundry, work out (possibly), catch up on
gossipnews, continue to be inspired to write something awesomely hilarious or insightful which I then, once again, forget.
- 4pm - 7pm: Pick my child up and begin my other job where my title is "Mommy, Mom, Mama, Mommy, Mo, Mo, Mo". Have complete creative brain freeze involving anything besides making up awesomely hilarious songs and games to keep my child calm and amused.
- 7pm: Make dinner. Think about nothing except that I forgot to eat all day.
- 8pm: Finally time for a glass of wine! Drink
31.5 glasses while watching TV. Repeatedly think to myself, "Oh yes! I'm definitely writing about [insert awesomely hilarious or insightful topic here] tomorrow. I definitely don't need to write it down because clearly I will remember this amazing idea." No, really, I *actually* think that.
- 11pm: Go to bed without recording any of said ideas. Remember nothing the next morning except that I had an awesomely hilarious or insightful idea last night.
Is it a process? Yes. I never said it was a good one. Imagine what an awesomely hilarious & insightful blog this would be if I just drank wine while writing.
Hey....I might be on to something here.