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The Trials and Tribulations of Being an Author Mom
As I’m writing this post, my eleven-month-old daughter sleeps snuggled into my bed just a few feet away. Yes, I’m an author mom, and watch out, I’m extremely sleep deprived!
Little did I know when I started writing soon after my first child was born that I was about to embark on a wild adventure, spanning five years (and counting), and resulting in more than half a dozen books. Now here I am, five years wiser, and I’ve discovered a few all-important truths:
1. Writing is hard. Seriously y’all, it’s really hard. I’ve got a million stories floating in my head, and picking just one to focus on is difficult enough. But then actually putting it on paper? Ack!
2. Writing is even harder when you have a tiny human being clinging to you. Okay, this one is obvious. I’m always amazed when I hear stories of moms writing books while their little ones are napping. Because that’s what I do. And it’s nearly freakin’ impossible. Somehow they sense just when you’re getting into the flow of a scene and pick that moment to wake up.
3. Just when you get accustomed to a routine, it changes. After six months of intermittent napping, my daughter started sleeping through the night. Suddenly I found myself with several hours of writing time after she went to bed. Nirvana! After months of only getting a few minutes here and there, my productivity level skyrocketed…and then she started teething, and sleep became nonexistent again. Sigh.
4. The most important truth of all: It’s worth every moment. Every time I start to feel the stress, my daughter gives me one of her toothless smiles. She lifts her arms up to me. Calls me ‘mama’. My heart melting, I remember what I’m doing all this for. Because I love writing, yes. Because I can’t live without it. But also because I can’t live without her. She, and her brother, they are my everything.
In honor of this upcoming Mother’s Day, I dedicate this post to all you moms out there. May your hard work be rewarded with love, joy, and laughter.
by: Rosalie Lario
Tagline: When darkness threatens...only love will bring them light
Siren-demon hybrid bounty hunter Dagan Meyers swore he'd never settle down. His older brothers might've adjusted well to family life, but tying himself to one woman is so not Dagan's bag. Until he meets the gorgeous angel Lina, his brother Ronin's long-lost adopted sister, and can't think of being with anybody BUT her. Too bad Ronin's well aware of Dagan's party-boy lifestyle and won't let him anywhere near his seemingly angelic baby sister.Living the life of a mercenary has been perfect for Lina, who is still getting over abandonment issues that began when she was orphaned as a child. The last thing she wants is to develop feelings for the smooth-talking man she knows will eventually leave her. But as the whole group battles a growing darkness—a powerful dark fae who's harnessed untold power—Dagan and Lina find that love may be their greatest weapon against the evil that threatens to destroy them all.
Rosalie Lario is the award-winning, paranormal romance author of the Demons of Infernum and the Fallen Warriors series. Rosalie double majored in Anthropology and Classics as an undergraduate student, and briefly considered becoming an archaeologist before realizing they don't actually live the life of Indiana Jones. So what was a classical geek armed with a lot of useless knowledge to do? Become a lawyer, of course!
After attending law school in Florida, she practiced real estate law for several years before finally admitting to herself that negotiating contracts wasn't nearly as fun as dreaming up stories. She never imagined all the mythology she'd learned throughout her undergraduate education might actually come in handy, but it makes perfect fodder for the paranormal romance stories she now dreams up.
When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children in their home state of Florida. You can visit Rosalie at her website: http://www.RosalieLario.com.
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