Lost in Writing?

I am so sorry for getting this post up late. All day today I have been thinking it is Monday. My nephew stayed the night again last night and will be here again tonight and all day tomorrow. He and his dad are currently moving. They should be moved into their new house by the weekend. I know he’s excited even if he doesn’t talk about it much. When he and his dad moved out of my parents’ house they had to leave behind their cat Stripes. They rented for about a year and a half but now that they are buying a home they can take their cat with them. I told my brother that I’ll be at his place often to visit Stripes. Every time I go to see my parents that cat curls up onto my lap.

So yesterday my nephew came over and again. I didn’t have to get my sister from work because she isn’t feeling the greatest which has thrown my days off. I spent all day today busily working on my newest project. It is a Christmas planner. I’ve been creating it and having a lot of fun. Tonight after a few games of Clue, I will get to write on my newest novel A Very Vintage Christmas.

I am about half way through writing that first draft. I already have my editor lined up who is expecting the first draft on the first of August. I’ve always wanted to write a Christmas story and I’m finally doing it. I don’t know how it is for any of you but I get lost when I am writing. There have been times the past few weeks when I have been lost in writing. Then when I have to leave to pick my daughter up from work I go outside, not expecting it to be as hot as it is. My kids have even been drinking hot chocolate. Wyatt has offered to allow me to watch Christmas movies to help me get in the mood to write but I haven’t needed to do that.

Do you get lost when you’re writing? Or in a book when you’re reading?


About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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7 Responses to Lost in Writing?

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    If I comprehend what you’re describing… I call it “the fever.”
    It hasn’t happened so much lately, and rarely happens when I’m working against an EXTERNAL deadline… but when I’m writing simply because there’s a story inside my brain that I feel I MUST get on “paper” — I have the FEVER.
    The story is all I can think about and I tend to resent external obligations… while I tend to overlook basic internal things (like meals, if you can believe it).

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  2. Elaine Cantrell says:

    Yes, I’ve gotten lost many times. That’s when I do some of my best writing.

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  3. I get zoned-in and get compulsive for a while about what I write, especially when I am about to finish. I used to always get zoned-INTO books, but it hasn’t happened much lately.
    I wish your brother and nephew the best of luck.

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    • Thank you, they’re pretty excited about their own place. The place they were renting was sold so that sort of pushed my brother into buying his own place. It’s a cute little house and only a few blocks from me so the boys really like that they’ll be even closer to each other.


  4. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I guess I have gotten lost in a story, but my schedule has been so full the last few years that I haven’t allowed myself to get “in the zone.” Most of my writing has been done during Zoom write -ins, and since we check in each hour (sometimes twenty minutes) I’m rarely writing long enough to forget my surroundings.


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