Please welcome guest blogger Wendy Roberts!
Everything I know about writing I learned from parenting. Right now my four kids are 13, 15, 17 and 19. When I started writing, I’d just found out I was pregnant with my fourth and I was still nursing my third. In 1999 I had four children under six years of age. It was either take up murdering people on paper, or commit hari-kari using a dull crayon.
Parenting teaches you a lot. When they’re babies you’re sleep deprived and pray for the day they’re potty trained. When they’re teens, you’re sleep deprived waiting for them to come home and praying all evening they’re keeping their pants on.
These are the 5 main things I’ve learned about parenting teens and writing: