So this is the first in my series about being a New Mom Writing. There are a lot of lessons I learned in the 24 hours before and after my daughter was born. They hit me hard and they have stuck fast. And I can’t wait to share them, and more I learn along the path of motherhood.
Every Creative Baby is Different
Every newborn is different. Pretty much every time we had a question about our newborn, the answer was, “That’s normal.”
At first, it was frustrating not being able to get a solid answer on any concern we had. We wanted a yes or no, a plan of what to do about it, and a timeline for improvement.
As it turns out, caring for a child isn’t that simple.
And, as it happens, every story idea you have? Also different.
Each idea has unique ways of getting your attention, speaking to you, formulating itself into an orderly thought that can be transcribed. And the kicker? You do not get to dictate the structure and quirks that the story idea has. You are not able to control the way the idea emerges and works with you.
Your Approach to Writing will be Unique
I love reading about what famous authors and artists have done to approach creative work. The habits range between rising at 6am to long walks between output pushes, even balancing marketing workloads in the mix of writing and life.
But just as every creative idea is unique, you are unique, too. And when putting a unique idea with a unique writer, no one else’s approach to writing will work for you one-size-fits-all. Along with a unique idea, your approach to best work with that idea will be different, from idea to idea, and even during different stages of life.