What Hitting my Head Taught me About Writing

Has this ever happened to you?We just finished dinner. The sun was shining behind the leaves making the blow green in the twilight. The day’s wind had already died down like a ceasing breath, a calm before tomorrows exhale.The world was calling for my kids and me to take a walk. Both kids were pleased not to head home already. My two-year-old may have shouted, “woohoo,” in her precious high-pitched voice and clutched her doll. We walked past a fenced-off[Read more]

(Write Away: 1) What to do When You Just Can’t Write

Can I tell you a secret?You always hear, and I have written this as well, that we should write every day, even if it’s only a little. Then you hear the smart advice to publish every day, to practice in public.But I didn’t expect it to be so hard. PlansA couple of months ago I had an idea I thought was pretty neat, though intimidating. I was going to (finally) start writing a novel and write articles about writing a novel.[Read more]

Interview with a Mother: Autumn Lindsey

I thought I was alone. Of course, I knew there were other moms who wrote just like me out there typing out there hearts while a child sat in her lap. But I didn’t there was another mother trying to help writing moms. Not only that, but we had a proper name.  Writer Moms. She changed my mind with this. Helped me realize that writer moms are not alone, not even in the area of helping them. She has a Facebook group, like[Read more]

How to use Your 10 Minute Shower Oasis to Write Better

Photo by Noah Buscher on UnsplashIs this you?The heat turns your skin red as you wash away something sticky from your hair. Snot? Honey?Sure, we’ll go with honey.The water streams down caressing your body, massaging the knotted muscles in your shoulders and neck.You groan.After only ten minutes you turn off your spa and step out. The hum of the water no longer drowns out the sound of your kids playing/screaming. Time to relieve husband of baby-duty and set him off[Read more]

What it’s Like When You are NOT a Sleeping Beauty Anymore

What would you do if you never had to sleep?I saw that question on Facebook and could only think of the endless possibilities no sleep would bring. How many books could you write with eight extra hours a day? (Well okay, maybe 5–7 for us moms.) Just think how clean the house would be. Or how good of a mood you would be in if you weren’t exhausted.But then I realized, moms who write don’t sleep that much, anyway.7:07 a.m.People[Read more]