Saturday, August 18, 2007

In Which Heather Explains

So what's going on here anyway?

Hi, my name is Heather Cook and I'm one of The Writing Mothers here at Mama Needs A Book Contract (MNABC).

What's going on is we figger that several heads are better than one. We figger that we can have a group blog that's pretty darn cool and gives Writing Mothers - like us - tips, insight and advice so that we can all be successful at this writing and mothering.

You can expect to see a few things here:

  • regular posts from the regulars
  • occasional guest posts from (you got it...) guests
  • interviews with authors, agents and editors
  • blog tours with our favorite authors

Plus some other things we haven't thought of yet... and we're open to suggestions! What would you like to see?

Now, I'm not a huge Oprah groupie, but someone sent me this link to her book club, it's called Writers on Writing. There's also a link to balancing writing and motherhood. Here's one of my favorite quotes:

"I've always loved those stories where the woman says, 'Oh, my baby would come with me to my office and sleep in a basket and I would write and all that.' My daughter never did any of that. She was always awake, and lively, and talking, and wanted to be involved in your life. ... What I learned to do was write late at night, and I did that for a long time. But I think it's very difficult when your children are young, because you have to at a certain point say, 'This is a living human being...she's never going to be six-months old again.'"— Pearl Cleage, What Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day

I'm very glad you stopped by! Bookmark us and come again!

1 comment:

Kai said...

That's a great quote and so true on many levels :)