Welcome to Wendy C. Jorgensen she is our December Author Mommy!
Wendy writes: Young Adult Speculative Fiction
Her published books are: Scattering Stars and Acceleration.
You can find both of her books on amazon! 😀
Wendy is a Grandmother Author Mommy. She says, “Even after your kids have flown the nest, they still have needs. Although it’s easier to find time to write on a day-today basis, I find that large chunks of my life are still devoted to family matters. Also both of my boys–and two grandsons–now live on the East Coast, so traveling has become a larger part of my life.”
I asked her how she balances both her mommy and writing life and she said: “Planning is the key. It’s important to set aside time to write and having a specific time slot everyday works the best. I don’t always use it for writing, but just designating a specific time slot helps me to work everything else around that period. I figure I’m successful more than half the time, and I’m good with that.”
Her writing tip is: “Know your schedule. If I still had kids at home, I’d need to get up earlier or go to bed later. Some moms have found a way to be productive sitting in the car or at the playground while waiting for their kids. My advice is to always have a notebook handy!”
The best thing she says to do to balance learning about writing and writing is :”I tend to read books on writing in small chunks. If there’s a writing issue that I’m struggling with I research as I go.”
To find out more about Wendy and her writing visit her website:www.wendycjorgensen.com
THANKS WENDY!!! Its so great to learn from theses awesome Author Mommies!