My Mind as a Writer

I think when people imagine writers sitting down and writing their story, they think its a quiet room, rain falling in the background, candles lit, and classical music playing softly to set the mood.

In a perfect world, that is the dream way to write our novels.

In my world….

My children are screaming and playing behind me. The tv has a show on featuring a show about helicopters teaching geography or fluffy multicolored bunnie puff balls causing mayhem.

There is no music because I will either sing along or a dance party will happen.

Cats jumping on my lap, digging their claws into my thigh as they make aggressive biscuits.

My kids asking for snacks or drinks every few minutes so I can’t write more than a few words at a time.

I write nearly everyday and this is how it is. When I write steamy sexy scenes, all of this is going on. Imagine writing about someone getting railed while your youngest comes up to you and shoves a package of gummies in your face for you to open.

While I am writing, I also have several tabs open from me getting lost researching for an hour.

There are several coffee cups filled to various levels of leftover coffee.

All of this happens on the daily and I still manage to finish all my books. I found a process that works for me. Writers are crazy people. We come up with insane ideas and try to make them work. We wear the same clothes for a few days trying to turn our dreams into reality.

Find a routine that works for you. You don’t have to write everyday but you have to at least try everyday. I love what I do. I am glad I can do what I love for now.

Erin Elyse

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