How do you make space for your writing?

How are you all doing on this dark Sunday evening? You’ll be getting my regular November newsletter later this week but I wanted to draw extra attention to a class I’m leading next weekend that’s very near and dear to my heart: Writing Like a Parent, Parenting Like a Writer.

When I became a parent, I was worried that my identity as a mother would compromise my ability to also be a writer. That I could only choose one, and of course the child comes first. But what I’ve come to realize is that our kids benefit from a well-(creatively)-nourished parent. And our ninja parent skills can also help us form writing habits, perseverance, and writerly self-compassion.

Think of this short seminar as part support group, part cheering squad, plus some writing exercises to reignite your creative pilot light. There are still slots left! I’d love for you (or any writer-parents/parent-writers you think could use the boost) to join us.

One of the biggest struggles for writing-parents (and for most of us, to be honest) is trying to find the time and energy to write. Especially as the days grow darker into winter (and we enter National Novel Writing Month!) So I’d love for you to share: What are some of your best tactics for making space in your life for your writing?

{Check out a few of mine in the comments. Think of it as a sneak peak!}