Juggling writing with motherhood series

13 May 2015 / Leave a Comment

This is how a mother gets any writing done ... she pretends there isn't washing to be folded, ignores the mess and hopes a sales guy doesn't turn up on her doorstep trying to sell solar panels as it will wake her sleeping child ...


My writing time has felt like hours borrowed from family time for many years. But things are getting easier. My children now sleep in longer in the mornings, next year they will both be in school, they're more independent now and need me less, so slowly, finally, my guilt is easing. And guilt is being replaced by pride. I'm proud to show my kids that if you work really, really hard at something and scramble over the rubble of rejection, you may even achieve something. I'm hoping this will be a longer lasting lesson than those times when the door was shut and I couldn't play Lego.


In this series, I wanted to ask three other writing mothers how they've juggled writing time with parenting and if they have any tips for other writing mums ...


Liz Madrid writes contemporary new adult as well as paranormal fiction and her novel Loving Ashe has had over a million reads on Wattpad in less than six months. Liz Madrid suggests that writing mothers set up a schedule to write each day and that they also find balance outside of the family to recharge those writing batteries. Read Liz Madrid's responses here ...


Tess Woods's debut novel Love At First Flight has just been published by HarperCollins Australia's Impulse. Her advice for other writing mothers is simple - get a good coffee machine, a cleaner and build a community of other writing mums around you! Read Tess Woods's responses here ...


Ericka Clay, author of recently published Unkept (Bannerwing Books), founder of TipsyLit and one of my favourite online writers and bloggers. She suggests that we embrace our imperfections and that writing mothers are almost oxymorons ... Read Ericka Clay's responses here ...

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