Hooray – ‘What I’m Writing’ is back! I hope you all had lovely Easters with plenty of sunshine and chocolate!
So, what am I writing?… um… well the thing is, I haven’t really done much writing at all recently. The boys were off school for two weeks and just went back this morning (am I a bad mother if I add a ‘hooray!’ to that sentence?) so I haven’t really had much time.
But let’s see… I did write a blog post about our family easter (much egg-related fun was had) and shared a poem I wrote with my grandfather when I was a child (William Wordsworth would probably turn in his grave if he got wind of it though so perhaps I should keep that quiet!). Plus I managed to write the BritMums poetry and prose round-up which felt like quite an achievement when overrun with little people. But that was it. Oh no wait, I also wrote a post with tips for finding time to write in the school holidays… hmm, they didn’t pay off quite as well as I’d hoped!
The rest of the holiday was spent loafing around in the garden, meeting up with friends and their kids, eating chocolate, decorating/hiding/smashing eggs, saying “No you can’t play Minecraft again!”, going to barbecues, looking incredulously out of the window at blizzards, eating chocolate, reading books, watching Game of Thrones (Season One – for the first time), visiting family, taking the toddler on an emergency dentist trip when he smashed off half of his front tooth (he’s fine but will be sporting a vampiric look until he loses his baby teeth…), nearly going to soft play then realising that was obviously an awful idea, drinking cups of tea, watching Harry Potter, going on walks and eating chocolate.
I may also have eaten some chocolate.
So it was fun but also tiring (in the way that looking after young children is) and I’m SO ready to have a bit more time to write (even if it is mostly just in toddler nap times). Today I’ve been frantically typing notes for my kids novel. I’ve mainly, merely succeeded in tangling myself up about time travel and it all needs unravelling, but I’m up for the challenge!
How about you? I’m looking forward to hearing all about what you’ve written!