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Motherhood and Writing: An Introduction

Updated: Aug 31, 2021

Three years ago, I became a mother for the first time. Before then, my days consisted of late afternoon writing and editing escapades in local cafes and the public library. It was where my books and articles were taking shape and where many editing projects were completed.

Things have changed since I became a mom. I now write at home, mostly by sneaking around during the night or tiptoeing out of rooms. The flow of my writing is frequently interrupted by the faces of my precious daughters. Needless to say, writing is not the easy task it once used to be. It is still enjoyable when I am immersed in it, but all the sneaking around makes it exhausting.

In the beginning, I was frustrated with the frequent interruptions and not inability to pick up my laptop and head to my favorite cafe or the local library. I missed the ambiance of soft jazz music, white noise, and the sight of books. After my second daughter was born, I slowly found myself easing back into the writing and editing head-space. I was so glad to find a mindset that worked that I decided to start the Motherhood and Writing series.

In Motherhood and Writing, we will discuss how to juggle mommying and writing and editing (since I'm also an editor who does a lot of reading and writing). We will discuss what works and what doesn't work, and it will all be from personal experiences. I hope you find value in this new series. What topics would you like to see addressed? Let me know and I'll dig right into it.

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