Color Coded Highlighters

There are plenty of memes floating around about writers and what they “actually” do. Those who are blessed enough to be full-time writers have a much different path than I do right now (working one full-time and one part-time job on top of wife, mom, Sunday School, AWANA, “hey can you…”) . However, they also have a job filled with misconceptions by those who have never struggled putting pen to paper or finger to keyboard (yes, even though we type our manuscripts, we all have pieces of papers floating around with juicy plot points).

IMG_5779Here’s proof of one of mine in my purse from Sunday’s sermon…

Lots of classes and people in the publishing industry suggest setting time aside to write. And I try. Really, I do. But then I am attacked by sticks and coaching soccer in the pouring rain. Add in some church duties and family priorities, and this season of my life is a jumble of horrible handwriting and color coded highlighters:


I’m not complaining! God has given me a full and wonderful life and a relatively healthy body (even if I’m still gimpy from the ninja stick). Even when I was laid up, my brain was bouncing on projects I needed to do: gutter cleaning before the rain, editing the next chapter of the first book, looking for writing contests I could enter and what I could throw together for dinner.


So, I am sorry that I’ve dwindled down to a post a week lately. Unless my plans change, it will likely hold true for next week, as school events and my family take precedence over this blog. And while I love all six of my readers, I only have so much time.


Years ago, as a PK (pastor’s kid), I learned a simple tool to make sure my life was in the correct order to what God wants:

  1. God
  2. Family
  3. Church
  4. Others

I’ll be back more often in a few weeks. I have a couple of TV shows to review and some great movies are releasing soon. In the meanwhile, if you have any suggestions, let me know. Oddly enough, I work best under pressure. Except the pressure of a stick in my foot…because that just pain hurts.


About sarahb5149

When tasked with how to describe myself, I get quiet, leading people to believe that I am trying to come up with something deep and meaningful. In fact, I am trying to decide which to display without confusing them. I'm a Christian. And that doesn't mean that I simply say it - I love the Lord and have figured out over the years that He knows what He's doing, even when I am stomping my feet or looking at Him like I have no clue what is going on (*hint* it happens more than I'd care to admit). Writing has been a passion of mine since I was a wee lil' thing; I kept my first poem in all of it's stammering, unevenness. Wife and mom, daughter and sister, aunt and Sunday School teacher, I adore the roles that God has given me. A bit of a sci-fi nerd, geek and self proclaimed dork, there isn't much that I won't try at least once...unless it involves mayonnaise because that stuff is just gross. View all posts by sarahb5149

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