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Motherwriter

March 17th 2013

One of my favorite things to do is troll the web reading blog posts on the craft of writing. I’m always wondering how other writers write.

What’s their process? Do they outline? Are they pantsers? Do they use index cards to map out a plot? Do they write shitty first drafts? Are they perfectionists?

I know I should be focused on my process and process alone, but I want to know how others do it. Especially writers who are also parents. And bonus points for being the parents of young kids.

You see, I have two small boys. I don’t have the luxury of anyone being in school full time. My oldest goes to preschool for a mere five hours a week. My baby is attached to my boob nearly 24/7. I credit Disney Junior for helping me get my revisions done on my first novel and as a reward, I feel incredibly guilty about it.

So I ask you writers/parents — how do you write? When do you write? How much do you get done? And karma points for offering up tips and tricks.

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