Moaning Monday


Good morning and happy Monday everyone!

I discovered that by posting my check-in pictures and talking about fitness and health I’ve held myself more in check because I feel accountable to you. So, I’m going to start doing that with writing with confessions.

Writing Confession

I haven’t written or edited anything in weeks. It’s true, it’s awful, it’s starting to piss me off. I have broken the cardinal rule of writing, writer’s write. I’ve been so caught up in the little things and projects. The little things which clutter my lists get stricken, but just as quickly as they get done, I find four more things and start a NEW list.

The items on the list are needed, and many are related to writing, but alas not writing. They aren’t complicated projects just time-consuming but those are mostly finished, and I need to write a week’s or more worth of posts today.

Then I won’t have any distractions when I wake up tomorrow at two and I will write. There, I’ve said it out loud, and now I have to.


I need a very specific environment to get the flow going, and it’s just been chaos around here. It’s nobodies fault; that’s just is my home. But with my ADD, every distraction comes with a new unfinished project and addition to my list. I have lists with nearly everything crossed off sitting on my fridge, taunting me, because they’ve been partially done for months. It is always nice to find a partial list, which forces me to create a new list. (Where’s the sarcastic font when you need it?)

My life is the tyranny of the list and the overarching need just to WRITE! Bye, I’m really, really, really, really going write now.

Meet Emmy Gatrell

Hi! I’m Emmy, a 42-year-old Stay-At-Home-School-Mom to two teenage boys, nine dogs, and a husband. I write and publish fiction in multiple genres including epic fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, dystopian, speculative fiction, and supernatural horror ranging from young adult through four-flame +18. As you can tell I love all things that go bump in the night ;) I also love food. I’ve published the first five cookbooks of my No Frills Cookbook Series. My first coffee table cookbook TACO FREAKS (52 Recipes and Thoughts about the Best Day of the Week) publishes soon!