I feel like I have so many things going on in my life at the moment. Work, homeschooling, trying to lose weight, keeping in touch with friends and family, dealing with the day to day minutiae of life - making sure there is food in the house to put on the table, clean clothes in the drawers etc; volunteer webmistress and falling way down on the priority list is writing.
Yesterday I spent the day watching some programming lecture videos with Billy, travelling an hour to my appointment at the optometrist, going to the library, calling in to a client to fix a problem with their system, rushing back to get Billy changed, dropping him at footy training, walking 6 laps of the oval because I hadn't had a chance to exercise in the morning, rushing to Aldi to do the grocery shopping, getting back in time to pick Billy up, fixing dinner, answering work emails that had piled up through the day, making some website changes for the RWA, getting Billy to bed - bath, reading with him etc, making a stab at tidying the kitchen, answering some personal emails. By the time I did all that, I had no creativity left in me to write.
I'm trying. If I get a spare minute to think - in the shower, washing dishes (if I'm not interrupted) etc - I start trying to think up plot points, character backstory etc. But my brain is just so full with everything else I'm doing that it keeps getting sidetracked.
I start off thinking "So if my heroine were to do this, how would it change the story?" only to interrupt myself by remembering that I need to book the car in for a service. Then my thoughts circle around and around and I get nowhere.
I need to sit down and do a brain dump. Clear my brain out of all the stuff its trying to remember and make a paper list. Maybe then I'll feel more in control. Oh, and book the car in for a service..
What do you do?