I was ten weeks pregnant with a toddler at home when I started my MFA program at Goddard College. It was the craziest choice I've ever made. Although I knew well what pursuing a dream of becoming a writer meant for a woman, especially a full-time mom of small children, my desire became inevitable, and I couldn't ignore it. For two and a half years I was searching for ways to write alongside my growing daughters, relying on the support of my family and my community of writers.
However, writing proved to be a solitary occupation; inspiration comes and goes and resistance, like a beast, growls at us from every corner. To keep writing, a writer needs space (not always physical), a community of similar minds, a cheering team. And a mom writer needs all the help she can get.
I created MAMA WRITES to inspire and encourage women writers, and to help them navigate their artistic journeys.
Let's write together! (You don't have to be a mom to work with me!)