Writer Mom Life Blog

Details on Daphne's first year of self-publishing, guest posts, and more

What to do when experiments fail

This week's blog is adapted from a great post that JR Frontera put up in the Writer Mom Life Facebook Community. Join today and find your tribe! Tomorrow is my son's first day of 2nd grade. While I will be happy for the more regular schedule of the school year, I'm...

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My best and favorite time management tip

We all have those days where our to do list is miles long and our brains just can't seem to focus. We're a bundle of buzzing energy, skipping from one project to the next, never really starting anything and certainly never actually finishing anything. In those...

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Patience thy name is writer mom

My son is learning how to button his shirts. For those of you who are still spending what feels like hours stuffing a squirming infant into clothing, this might sound amazing. How lucky! you might think, now that the task of dressing him is off my plate. For those...

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Is more free time really better?

If you're dreaming of more free time, be careful what you wish for! My husband took our son to visit his family in Europe at the end of last month for 9 days. I knew I would miss them, but I was also very excited about the prospect of so much free time. I calculated...

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Best organization tools for busy writer moms

(Disclosure: some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that at no cost to you, we get a small commission if you click through and make a purchase.) One reason my recent move went surprisingly smoothly was because of how insanely organized I was. I had...

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Real Writer Moms, Real Sales Numbers

In March I posted about how teaming up with two other indie author moms got me my first orange bestseller tag on Amazon. Since then, it's been hovering above 20,000 in rank, usually above 15,000 in the Amazon Kindle store. All that sounds awesome, but what does it...

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How to write with a baby

Once again we reached out to our amazing Facebook community to answer a question we see a lot from future writer moms: How do I keep writing once baby is here? With so much change on the horizon, wanting to keep a part of what makes you "you" is essential during this...

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How to write more with kids in the house

Thanks to Meaghan from Quill and Tome for this week's guest post!    Writing is hard. Writing with kids is even harder.   If you manage to write anything while being a mom, you have achieved more than most.  After writing professionally for about five years now, I...

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Let your kids see you write

One incredible thing that I love seeing in the Writer Mom Life Facebook group is posts about kids supporting their mom's writing, or participating in writing challenges for kids, or reading and enjoying their mom's work. While my son is too young to read any of my...

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What skills do you need to self-publish?

It should go without saying that to be a successful author, you need to know how to write. Do you need to be perfect? Of course not! Do you need to be dedicated to improving, which often means seeking out criticism and dealing with harsh feedback? Absolutely! There...

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Successful writer moms have this one thing in common

11 months after putting my first book up on Amazon, I released a new book this week and got that awesome little orange tag. #1 new release in my category! It felt amazing to see that. How did I do it? Well, to answer that question, let me tell you how I found out...

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