I was wrong.
When my daughter was six months old, I managed to finish a full-length novel without using nannies or daycare and while running a household. And I’m definitely NOT one of those type-A overachievers who lives on air and three hours of sleep a night. I wrote my novel in scheduled chunks as I took care of my daughter and maintained a household.
It was one of the most important things I’ve ever done. It proved to me that I can still go after my dreams, even though I’m a mother now.
I started this blog so that I could cheer on my fellow mummas to go after their own writing dreams!
Who I am
I’m a mumma to a darling one-year-old, a wife, and an author. I write paranormal fantasy (think vampires and witches!) and I also coach writers through my programs. I love tea, wine and travelling to far-flung destinations. I love my life!
What I write
I was in the USA in 2006, travelling and teaching at a summer camp, when Mia Blake’s story hit me like a freight train. She was a vampire, but unlike most popular characters in books and on TV, she didn’t want to be one. As years went by, her story slowly unfolded in my mind and jotted down in many notebooks. There is stayed, unwritten, until my daughter was six months old and I was suddenly possessed by the realisation that life is short, and it is for living now, not at a predetermined time in the future. I wrote my butt off morning, noon and night, in between breastfeeding and playing and soothing and cleaning. Aside from my daughter, it is the best thing I have ever done.
Who I love