Friday, April 26, 2013

Celebrating the Small Things and A to Z: W

Happy Friday beautiful guys and dolls! Yay for the weekend and yay for family time!!!


I'm happy today for THREE things.

1. My mom is out ouf the hospital and doing better.
2. My brother came in a for visit this weekend.
3. I am now a literary intern for Blue Ridge Literary Agency.

More happy news coming soon....*smiles*





A to Z Challenge: W

W is WRITING mommy

I love writing. But I love being a mommy. I homeschool my little angels, so I love teaching, too. Dividing my time between all my duties is hard to do. It really is. Because teaching my kids isn't anything to to take easy. I am responsible for teaching them to read, write, math, and all the other fun things school has to offer (yep. I said fun, just in case any of my kiddo's read this post..)

But writing is important, too, because if I don't spend time researching, studying, actually writing, then revising and editing, my dream will go no where but to sleep.

Of course, I have all my other duties as a wife and home maker, and life in general.

So, being a Writer Mommy is no easy task. What things do you do to organize your time to include writing and life?

As always, thank you, Vikki, for coming up with such a brilliant blog hop!

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22 comments:

  1. I admire anyone who juggles writing and kids. If you home school, then that is even more amazing.

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    1. Thanks, Alex. Though sometimes I don't feel very amazing:) Just exhausted!

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  2. This is very happy news! :)

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  3. Family is the greatest of celebrations :)

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  4. So happy for your mom. Congrats on being a literary intern. Raising kids is no easy task. You've chosen the best path, and I'm glad you're still making time to write too:)

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    1. It's a long path sometimes, but I'm happy with my choice:)

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  5. As much as I'd like to have at least one kid someday, I think it's a blessing in disguise that I've been childfree way longer than I ever expected. It's given me so much extra time for writing. I really admire people who are able to write along with taking care of kids.

    Congratulations on your internship!

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  6. I homeschool, too, which does make writing a challenge, but after doing this for a few years I can see it as a blessing too, and not just for the obvious reasons, but for my writing as well. If I didn't homeschool, I would probably spend all day, every day on the computer, which isn't healthy. Homeschooling forces balance on me.

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    1. We should get together sometimes and talk home school stuff:)

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  7. Balancing is hard. After work, and family, writing often comes a poor third. Sometimes the only way to go is to give myself permission to be selfish (because, yes, that's sometimes how I feel) and set aside an hour or two. Leave the world to its own devices, and safeguard that precious time.

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    1. I agree. I usually get time to write late at night, but even that is divided between social media time, work, and editing:)

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  8. Congratulations on the new position. I have no desire to become a literary agent, the going to publishers and pushing books would be the hard thing. But I think doing the behind the scene things with queries and reading/analyzing stories would be fun. Good luck!

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  9. Wow, it does sound like you have a lot going on. I'm a mum too but my children go to school/nursery, which is when I write.

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  10. Hi--Nice to meet a fellow writer. Stopping by from the A-Z challenge, which is soon to be over! Glad to have found your blog. I think you'll enjoy being an agent. It sounds like fun to me. (Plus a lot of work, of course.)

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  11. Congrats on your new position! Very exciting! I'm always impressed how moms who write can do it. I just hope I'll be able to do it too someday. :)

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  12. Yup writing and being a mommy is a tough gig. But isn't it amazing what women are capable of?

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  13. I'm so glad your mom is better. Huge congrats on your new intern position! Yay for Writing Mommies everywhere! :-)

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  14. This is very great news! I am so happy for you.

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  15. That is wonderful news all around :)



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