How to Find More Time To Write

If you are both a mom and a writer, you may feel like your heart is being pulled in two different directions all the time. Your kids need so much of your time and energy, but if you don’t write, you lose some essential part of yourself. How can you make more time to write?But where do you find the time and focus, after a full day of feeding, tending, homework helping, tucking in, and cleaning up? If writing and mothering has been feeling like an either/or proposition, you are not alone.But where do you find the time to write, after a full day of feeding, tending, homework helping, tucking in, and cleaning up? If writing and mothering has been feeling like an either/or proposition, you are not alone.What I’ve learned in the last seven years of being a mother and a creator it isn’t easy, but it is possible to create in the midst of life with children. It takes effort and skill, but those are things I can teach you.Why do you write? That reason is different for each of us. Maybe you have a particular story you need to tell. Maybe the process of getting your life on the page helps you to understand it. Maybe you have characters who have taken up residence in your mind and need to be freed. Whatever your “why” is, get really clear about it. Write it out. Pin it to your wall. Because you’ll need that reminder when your time and attention feel scarce.This is also important: Nobody else gets to have an opinion about your “why.” No one else gets to say whether it is important enough. If it lives in your heart, it is enough. Full stop.

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