I'm a writer and mom of two darling girls, a recently adopted 3 year old (home just 4 months!) and an energetic 5 year old. Since we homeschool, they provide lots of fodder for my demon-hunting soccer mom series! Currently, we're reading lots of Sandra Boyton (to the 3yo) and lots of Magic Treehouse (to the 5yo).
And for those who like the "official" scoop, here's my bio: National bestselling author Julie Kenner's first book hit the stores in February of 2000, and she's been on the go ever since, with over twenty books to her credit. Her books have hit lists as varied as USA Today, Waldenbooks, Barnes & Noble, and Locus Magazine. Julie is also a former RITA finalist, the winner of Romantic Times' Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Contemporary Paranormal of 2001, the winner of the Reviewers International Organization's award for best romantic suspense of 2004 and best paranormal of 2005, and the winner of the National Readers' Choice Award for best mainstream book of 2005. She writes a range of stories including sexy and quirky romances, young adult novels, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom, was selected as a Booksense Summer Paperback Pick for 2005, was a Target Breakout Book, was a Barnes & Noble Number One SFF/Fantasy bestseller for seven weeks, and is in development as a feature film with Warner Brothers and 1492 Pictures. Julie lives in Central Texas with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.
How do you find the time to write with children? I have a baby and a 7 year old. The baby likes to bash the keys on the laptop. I've lost 2 already. Luckily they aren't important ones like the letters.
I type 75wpm so it's my preferred method.
I find handwriting tedious.
Hey! Glad you stopped by. In my experience, writers block fades the more you write (pounding wood to hope that continues to bear out!). As for deadlines, I guess it's the former attorney in me, but I work well with deadlines. I think that everyone has to get to a comfort level, though! And don't let that stop you. You really do have some control over setting your own deadlines once you sell!