A question I'm often asked is where do I get the ideas for my stories? The simple sounding but super complex answer is that they pop into my noggin and I try to remember to write them down.
Isn't it funny how both writing and romance share the beauty of inspiration? Sometimes all you can do is put in the work to be ready for when the light bulb goes off.
Do you know what I've learned from writing and dating as a single mom? You have to go for it. There is no perfect time or place to start doing what you love. If you want to have romance in your life or finish writing your novel you just have to do it. Terrifying, right? I'm right there with you. Every time I start a new book or agree to meet for coffee I think I must be a little mad.
It is never easy to find the space in our lives to do the things we want to do but aren't wholly obligatory. I have found releasing some mommy guilt over taking time away from my son is okay so I can get writing done. I set him up with a game or an iPad cartoon and we cuddle while I write.
Romance is much the same, I have to give myself, as we all have to give ourselves, permission to take time to do something I need. Even if that means our children aren't getting 100% of our attention 24/7, just 95% 22/7.
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