Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Back to Writing

The time has come to start writing again. I just had child number three back in February this year. I had of course put my writing on hold during the last two months of pregnancy and now it is time to get back into the swing of things three months later. I’m hoping this blog will help me do just that.

One of the things you will hear repeatedly in the writing world is, “Write everyday.” As wonderful as this thought is, sometimes-writing everyday just doesn’t happen if you’re a Writing Mama like me with a fourteen year old son, five year old daughter, and new baby girl.

Between spending time with my husband, three children, our two pets, and cleaning the house . . . I sometimes wonder how I find the time to write at all. Not to mention maintaining my editing business and company Stories for Children Publishing, LLC. However, somehow I seem to fit it all in each day, week, month, and year. Of course, sometimes I find I do not get as much sleep as I need because of it all. But what is a writer to do if they are a mom, too?

My hope with this blog is to share with you all how I seem to manage (if you can call it managing) everything in my life. I won’t lie to you, I’m sure there will be good days and bad days, rejections and contracts to sign, school visits, book signings, works-in-progress, crazy stories about my children, and most importantly lots of do’s and don’ts.

So come follow me, my crazy life, and learn what it is like to be a Writing Mama!


  1. Congratulations on your new blog. Happy writing.

  2. Hi,
    I love the topics that you have planned for your new blog. Great start!

  3. Welcome back to the writing world. You have been missed. Best wishes with your new blog!

    Warm regards,

  4. Great first post. I only have two children and my writing sometimes suffers. As much as I love spending time with my girls during the summer, I always dread it from a professional standpoint.

  5. Hey, I just started a new blog too, and website. (Currently at but will be at once the domain name starts working!)

    I know how much effort that goes into these things. Your topics sound inspiring, and I will definitely be checking back.

    Best of luck with finding the time to write!

    Laura Ann Dunks

  6. Welcome back to writing! I am a writer mama of three as well.

  7. This is a great new blog. Lots of mamas out there who want to write. I put most of my writing off until my children grew up. I wrote around their activities and needs but not even close to consistently. Didn't focus until after my youngest left for college. I congratulate you on getting back to your writing. I wish I had done more while still a mama.

  8. Freelancer don't get down. Do what you can when you can. If you can't write everyday then write every other day or put some time once a week aside to write. But always remember your family and children should come first. You'll have plenty of time once they are grown to do some serious writing.

    Suzette, I hope you'll share some of your life with me and the readers here as well. It's nice to have other writing mama's feedback and support.

    Dianne, I know what you mean about waiting until the kids are all grown up. I was planning to do the same. With a fourteen year old and five year old, I was looking forward to the open hours I would have with them in school to really focus on my craft. But then baby Sabrina enter the picture this year and well . . . I decided I'm going to find away to balance it all. I hope you can share some insight with us here as well.

    I'm really looking forward to sharing with all of you and I hope you'll help spread the word about this blog, too.

  9. Congrats on the new blog. Enjoyed reading your first blog post. Look forward to many more.

    Congrats on the new baby!