As a new author who is trying to write a novel, work a regular job, and be a loving wife and mom, I have a lot of balls in the air. Trying to keep it all together can feel overwhelming and–please don’t eat your sister’s socks.
The best advice I can give is to fit writing in wherever you can. There won’t always be a perfect time and space to–it’s not dinner time yet. No, you can’t eat those goldfish. No. I don’t know how old they are. Whatever fine eat them.
There seem to be so many expectations for moms to be all things for everyone, but that isn’t feasible. Sometimes we need to set a ball down for a time and just be. Whether that means, not participating in every school party, or–yes, honey that is a pretty picture.
It’s so important to be kind to yourself. Some days you’ll be on top of everything on your list, and other’s you’ll spill coffee all over your list before seven in the morning.
Find a community that supports you. Know that there are so many other moms that understand the struggles and beauty that come from being a mom who writes.
One of my favorite things has been watching my seven-year-old get so excited to have writing time with me. Do I accomplish as much? No, but it’s a fun time to foster creativity in both of us.
The blue cup does the same thing as the orange cup. The blue cup is fine. The blue cup is fine. Can you just deal with the blue cup? Fine, I’ll go wash the orange one.
About the Writer: Emmy Seal is a romantic comedy author. Living in Michigan with her husband and two kids, and dozens of plant babies. In her free time, she enjoys bike riding, hiking, and reading. Check out Emmy on Instagram for more.