I'm very happy to host the wonderful Elizabeth Seckman today.
She's talking about being a writer mom.
She has four boys. I can't remember my name sometimes and I only have one. How does she do it?!
Take it away, Elizabeth!
Being a mom and being a writer comes with dilemmas, like why are they so bad when the muse is being so good?
No one wanted me while I stared like an idiot into the screen.
Perhaps the sound of clicking keys inspired orneriness and hunger? Or possibly while the muse and I were hanging out, Mom lost track of time and forgot no one's been fed for hours?
The writer zone can quickly become a vacuum, and that's an occupation mommy/writer hazard.
I mean I would LOVE to write twelve hours a day, six days a week. But I can't. I have log off and be present in my family life. Or at least be more present than yelling, "Can you make yourself another peanut butter and jelly sandwich?"
I know, sometimes breaking the obsession is like pulling a two-year-old off the merry-go-round. I get it. Writing in the writing zone is fun. It's invigorating. It's totally absorbing. We probably sound just like those toddlers...the cries the, the begs, the bargains...please just fifteen more minutes and I'll have this chapter finished!
We can be sad.
Just as we knew- the kid can't stay on the merry-go-round all night. We also know that we can't either.
Being a mom (or dad!) brings responsibility. And as a mom, I have tried really hard to make sure my kids still have some semblance of a normal life while I pursue da dream. I mean if I fail them, they could declare me incompetent, take all my millions I earned form my books, and stick me in a nursing home without an internet connection. Whoa. That's a scary thought.
I think I'll go see what my kids are up to.
Chase the goal. Hug the kids. Keep the balance.
Fate Intended is the third book in the Coulter Men Series. Trip is the last of the Coulter sons to find love. He’s a handsome man with all the skills a young spy needs to succeed. But when it comes to love, he misses the target. Jane is a sweet beauty who may or may not be wanted for murder. She’s hiding out as a cleaning lady when chance brings her and Trip together. It looks like a happily ever after is in the cross hairs until reality tries to destroy what fate has intended.
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