Monday, May 21, 2012
Yeah. Me, too.
Got a problem? Yeah. Me, too.
In the two years prior to the birth of my oldest child, I’d published three romance novels, dozens of magazine articles, and a non-fiction book on figure skating, while working a full-time job. In the four years following the birth of my oldest child, I published one romance novel, one non-fiction book on figure skater Sarah Hughes, two soap opera tie-ins, and four mystery novels. By the time the third child came along, seven years after the first, I was down to one soap opera tie-in and one final, murder mystery. And it was certainly no mystery to anyone why my output had dropped so precipitously.
It took a lot of trial and error (and crying over spilled breast-milk on a computer key-board) before I even began to figure out how to balance the mothering with the mystery, the toddler with the typing, and the wailing with the writing.
However, three kids in, I can honestly say that I’ve managed to work out a few “Working Mom Tricks For Writing a Novel in Your Free (!) Time,” which I am eager to share with those interested in forgoing trivial matters like eating, sleeping, and the facade of sanity all in order to indulge that elusive muse and squeeze a satisfying writing side-dish on to an already overflowing platter.
Read the entire guest-blog at: http://karenselliott.wordpress.com/2012/05/20/the-working-moms-tricks-for-writing-a-novel-in-your-free-time-by-alina-adams/
Posted by Alina Adams at 5:17 AM