Saturday, October 1, 2011

Write a Book and Be a Mom…at the Same Time

Believe it or not you can be a good mom, get things done, spend time with the family, and write a book all in the same week. It can be done, it’s just hard. Of course who ever said that being a mom was easy? Being a mom is hard no matter what the situation; you are the cleaner, the dish washer, the laundry folder, the lunch and dinner maker, the chauffeur, the party planner, the play time planner, the packer, and the human coat rack. You are a lot of things for your family, but you can also be a writer. It can be done.

As mentioned already, writing your own book will probably a challenging job because you are busy and you have a lot of other things you need to get done. The tips that come with writing a book are not like the futures trading secrets course, it doesn’t take much time to figure out which tips will and which tips will not work for you, your family and your schedule.

Here are some tips on how you can get started on your book while still having time for family:

• Outline. Outline your whole book. Honestly not many people can sit down and just have creative juices flow from brain to pen to paper. Because it doesn’t work that way you need to find a time to just sit down and outline your book. If you take the long amount of time it usually takes to sincerely get the outline accomplished, then you will not have to take extra time later to think of the details you could have put in the outline.

• Don’t stop. Many writers will start writing for a few days then stop for months at a time. Don’t stop. It becomes much harder to start and keep going again after you have stopped writing for a while. Also, don’t stop to edit. Editing is something you can save for when you are done writing. Writing is the hard part so just keep plugging away.

• Schedule. Plan out each week and as you are doing so plan out a time when you can work on your book each day. Even if it is just for a few minutes plan it out and make sure it happens. If you are writing, at least a little bit, every day you will think about the story more often and how you can improve what you work on.

Madison Hewerdine is an author who writes about the futures trading secrets course and has a passion for Latin dancing.

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