Summer Holidays and Writing

As long as your kids are still in school, summer holidays are a recurring feature. For me that means a lot less time to write but much more time to read. The reason is simple. While my kids accept that I need to work, their constant needs and questions (whom I love to answer) stifle my creativity. So I tend to do revisions or proofreading when they are around.

This year however the holidays started so early that they’re nearly over already. What ate into my writing time the most was the fact that my middle daughter is getting braces. For them she needs two teeth to be pulled (which I had to arrange), visit the dentist specialist 3 times (once for the mold, next for the brace, and last because one of the little metal bits didn’t stuck to her tooth. It came off last night and we had to go back again), and another visit to the normal dentist to get the teeth cleaned professionally. I just hope all that driving around will be over soon.

Strangely enough, this year I seem to be struggling more than the other years. Maybe it’s because of the additional hustle, or maybe it’s because the holidays started so early, I don’t know. I do know that I have to adjust my daily routine. What are you doing to get through holiday times (whether with or without kids)?

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About Cat-Gerlach

I am an author and a triple mum. I am living in Northern Germany with my family and my dog.

Posted on July 11, 2016, in about writing, Authors - Katharina Gerlach, misc. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Heh, I wondered what could possibly have slowed you down. Now the horrible truth comes out. With Genna in university the disruption level doesn’t change much. Her summer schedule starts this week, and she has only one class there and another one here taken online. So I expect she’ll be in the room (there’s only one, the whole downstairs has no doors) practicing flute and singing with her mom accompanying her. I can usually write OK, it’s the day job that has to pick and choose its times carefully! Clients and coworkers think I have my own hold music…

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