#WhitWritesHerNovel: Writing with a Baby

One of my “lows” of writing right now, is writing while keeping up with an active 10 month old baby.  My daughter is now able to climb onto things, take small steps with the assistance of the couch, walker, jumper and anything else.  She is also choosing to play with any and everything that is not the toys that our family and friends have spent good money on for her, lol.  With my husband and I splitting the responsibilities, one of us has to watch the little one at all times.  This definitely puts a damper on the writing process.  Between yelling at her to not put something in her mouth, to her trying to touch all the keys on my keyboard or take my pen from me, it is a challenge.  I realized that I am going to have to carve away some “me” time in order to get the peace and quiet that I need to get some writing done.  This will require me to either become a night owl, or an early bird.  I also try to take advantage of any moment that she is sleeping.

I truly don’t mind doing either one; however, being a wife, mother and working woman are 3 balls that are hard to juggle.  If I had one wish right now, it would be to have at least another 4-6 hours in my day (to include a nap time).  Now that I have fully committed to publishing my book, I definitely have realized the strain it puts on time, when you have other responsibilities in your life.  I am doing the best I can with it, though.  I try to keep my writing materials handy, so if an idea comes to me and I can’t sit down and write it out, I try to type the key points into my memo pad on my app.  That way, when I finally do get the time to sit down and write, I am not completely upset that I lost my entire thought.

If anyone is having this particular issue, let me know how you got through it, or if you have an idea, I’d love to hear it!