I thought I would start a discussion on how we all find time to write... blog or read with babies running around requiring our attention.
I dont know about you but my 11 month old daughter is a clingy little bug... The only time I find myself writing is during her nap time. 1 nap a day, that is all she takes. (Which by the way... is right now.)
I find myself writing my novel at night... so literally I am up until nearly midnight, that is until I find myself to tired or realized that I have fallen asleep on my laptop.
At most times, my cheeks having pressed far to many keys during my deep slumber that when I awake, I have far to many pages of YZX's, cascading down, far to many pages to count. LOL.
Please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions. :)
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I think writers with kids have a better than average shot (and not just because I am a writer with kids). We have to balance or risk falling flat, we dig into the deepest recesses of our minds (making us more creative) and we never give up! ;)
I did that for many a summer.
I also developed some acute insomnia that really aided my writing :)
I have five girls ages 1 to 13. They keep me quite busy. I usually try to write when the little ones are napping (and the older ones are in school) or at night when everybody is asleep. I find myself up until midnight during the school year and many times until 2am during the summer.
LOL, I had to post this on this thread:
To cheer up exhausted parents with an over-energetic child or collicky baby, Akashic Books will publish “Go the F*** To Sleep in October.
my husband is retired and I am having to write at night or when he takes naps..any suggestions?
LOL. My husband isn't there yet. Getting close though. Too close. What is it about husbands that they need all that attention? Sheesh.
Have you tried hooking him on some computer games or buying kits to build ships in bottles? I hear those are very time consuming.
I clicked on this link JUST to see what RYCJ has to say (mostly because you usually make me smile or laugh out loud)...
Couldn't agree with you more though! I haven't written in a long time. I haven't been in the right place to put my heart into my novel... it is HARD when you have little ones. Appreciate your time with them, they are only small ONCE!
If you MUST write now... MAKE time. It isn't going to magically appear. Having a helpful husband, a supportive family, and staying up late help too!