Writers Have Lives

So if you guys haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a mom first and then a writer. My days revolve around piles of dirty laundry, sports practice, controlled chaos and lots and lots of disgusting bodily fluids (see picture right for an image of what I’m expecting to happen 10-12 times each day). For some inexplicable reason, I’m spending a lot more time doing motherly things than writerly things now. Sure, I’m deep in the woes of Query Hell and drafting another manuscript. But I’m spending less than two hours a day (on most days) focused on those things. I’m hoping that will change soon (LOL! What a lie. I’m having a baby in six weeks). So thanks for reading along as my life shifts focus. I hope my stories don’t disgust or offend you — they’re intended to make you laugh, nod your head, or be grateful for whatever mess you’re in.

I’m a writer, but I’m a real person too. And I know you are too…although it would be completely awesome if one of you was like a cyborg or an alien life form.

Have an awesome weekend! To start it off, I’ll leave your with a picture of a peacefully sleeping baby (instead of a barfing one) to remind you that there is always a bright side. (AHHH!! So cute…see it’s these pictures that get you thinking another baby will be so fun.)


  • Barbara Kloss

    I had no idea you are having a baby in six weeks! Congratulations!..and yes, it’s important to remember, and partake in, the lives we have outside of our writing obsession πŸ˜€

  • Susanna Leonard Hill

    Writing life seems to have its ups and downs. There are times when the other parts of your life are going smoothly and everything is relatively under control which allows you to really focus on your writing. And there are other times when kids and laundry and sports practice and looking at colleges and helping with math homework and all those other things take up so much space there seems to hardly be a minute left for writing at all. But I think its the non-writing parts that give you a lot of the material – both the events and the emotions – for the writing part.

  • Julie Musil

    Oh, those pictures are so sweet! Yes, family first, I totally agree. I didn’t take writing seriously until all three of my sons were in school. I’m not sure how I would’ve handled it with twin babies and a four yo at home. The beautiful thing is all these kids running through the house gives us lots of good writing ideas πŸ˜€

  • Cynthia

    Your priorities are in the right place. I have only 3 chapter’s left on my WIP, I’ll get them done. We all have to shift the focus every once in a while.

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