Wednesday, June 5, 2013

IWSG: Return of the Banshee

It’s the first Wednesday in which all writers voice their insecurities. It’s time for Insecure Writer’s Support Group the brain child of Alex J. Cavanaugh.

It is officially summer here in the McBay house. The little banshee is home for the next few months *shivers*. I love my little girl. I love spending time with her, reading with her (she now reads to me!), and I love getting to teach her how to be creative and let her geek flag fly high, but when it’s time to write, when I need that moment of silence just so I can put those scrambled words together, she can be my worst distraction. What’s worse, she is training her little brother to do the same.

I’ve posted a few audio clips in the past of her banshee screams, but lately it’s like her mission in life to accomplish sounds no human throat was meant to make. Nails on a chalk board have nothing on this girl. Sometimes my only escape is through a pair of headphones. Then they get eerily quiet. That quiet that moms fear, because you know the little monsters are up to something, and more than likely making a mess that would rival anything you saw on Hoarders. And who gets to clean it up? Mom!

I’m quickly trying to get a schedule established, one that calls for mandatory quiet time for at least one hour, which I plan to use for writing. They quit napping at the age of two, but maybe, if I’m really lucky, I can get them to sit still for five seconds, and they will fall asleep. *crosses fingers*

How is the start of your summer? What are your plans for getting your writing done with the school kids home?


  1. I'm making some nice scary chore charts that I'm going to haul out if they interrupt me during writing time!

  2. Ah, summer and changing gears to deal with worries. Before you know it, it will be fall again.

  3. OK here's what's funny. I have two children, a boy and girl also. However, they are 17 and 23 and both home for the summer and my quiet and schedule is still disrupted! Ahhh some things they just never outgrow. (No banshee screaming, just music, chatter and.. oh what the heck, I love having them around!!)

  4. No kids but I wish you luck. Have you tried to discover the source of her banshee screams? Maybe it's more than just random kid weirdness. New follower.

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    1. No, I've spied on her quite a bit wondering the same thing. She just likes the sounds she makes. I guess I should be thankful she is over the Grudge sounds in the middle of the night stage. Creepy kid...

  5. I think you should write her and her screams into a story!