Do you have any tips for balancing raising an infant and a writing career?
I recently became a stay at home parent, a job I cherish, but at times it becomes unnervingly difficult taking care of my little girl all day and finding the reserve energy to write. I would be thankful for any tips, or even just a sympathetic story detailing any similar problems you've had.
Firstly, congratulations on the bubba, and I hope you enjoy being a SAHP.
Whilst my wee one is in daycare for 32hrs a week, as I had to return to work, I am in a similar position re: writing.
I find that I've had to function on less sleep (thankfully babies are good at conditioning you to this anyway!) if I want to write. I'll write after my wee one has gone to bed, or is having a nap on the days we are at home together during the day.
It's slow going (at least when it's a novel like me, and the occasional web content etc) and you need to have a supportive partner if you are going to write after bubs is in bed, as they kind of get ignored for the nights you are writing.
The thing is - when they are smaller, needing more sleep, they are actually easier to fit your writing around. As they get bigger - like my daughter at 1yr - they don't need to have as much sleep, and need more attention as they move around so much - you get less time during the day.
Sorry if I'm not helpful...but I can be sympathetic!
I am a busy mom too, I find that writing tidbits of ideas down as I go, helps I also start a few different hubs and work on them a little at a time.usually finishing them in the late hours of the night.but where a baby is likely to sleep,compared to a 4 & 5 year old during the day,this gives you a little more time.Adorable Baby By The Way..Congratulations.
Write while the baby is taking its naps. Especially the important parts of writing.
Realize that you don't have to be the center of the kid's universe. It is OK and actually healthy for the kid to play in a bouncer for an hour while you write.
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