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Day in the Life of a Writing Mom

I try my best to write every day, or edit, or read. Every day. I don’t think I need to re-type that, but if you are curious how often I write, re-read the first two sentences. Sometimes, I dedicate a half hour, and sometimes it’s the entire day. Below is a listing of my typical day, not the crazy all-day long edits, or the odd days I don’t do much (and go shopping instead).

  1. Coffee. My toddler, Wyatt, wakes me up around 7, and caffeine gets me going.
  2. Activities with Wyatt, including breakfast, lunch, cleaning my house, and playing.
  3. Nap time! Wyatt takes a nap, and either I join him, or I write for about an hour.
  4. Supper, cleanup, family time, bed time.
  5. This is when I catch my second wind. Seriously. I will be exhausted at 7 p.m. but once Wyatt goes to sleep around 8 I get this crazy surge of energy. Either I go to the gym or work out at home. It all depends on how ambitious I am, or how much I need to reflect on my story.
  6. Final stage. I write/edit/read at night when my house is quiet and I can focus without a toddler trying to break my laptop. I try to go to sleep by midnight but there are plenty of nights I work well past that point. Hence the reason I nap with my child.

This is an example of a perfect writing day. I don’t really do the word count goal, or page count goal, or any other sort of goal. As long as I write, I am happy. I am so proud of my work as a full-time mom and writer. Now, if only i could say the same thing about cleaning my house.

If you are interested in my work, take a look at To Tempt a Viscount by Naomi Boom.

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