Today on Mom Writes we talk about how the “cabin in the woods” myth is unrealistic, and how writing in the reality of your life is the long-term solution to forming a creative habit. Writing is not just one thing; it’s thinking, processing, listening, and researching - and the good news for us writer-moms is that most parts of writing can be done anywhere!
“My first agent told me, ‘give me half an hour a day and you can finish this book.'” - Jennie Nash
Other topics covered in this episode:
Giving yourself permission to write + being honest with your family = owning your creative impulse.
The cultural devaluation of creativity - we train our students to analyze but over time, creativity falls by the wayside.
The skewed metrics for writers - every profession has a learning curve; why not writing?
Investing in the tools you need as a writer.
Habit and what can be accomplished in small bits of time
“Writing a book has as many layers and nuances and skills and complications as any other profession, but we tend not to think about that.” - Jennie Nash