So, I have a confession to make. I haven’t written a word since my daughter was born. Well, that’s not entirely true. I did some edits, but I haven’t written anything new. I’m pretty sure this leaves me unqualified to be giving advice here.
Fortunately, being qualified has never been a requirement. Just evil. So here I am.
But that doesn’t mean we don’t occasionally ask for advice from our minions… er… readers. So, how do you parents out there (or other busy people… babies certainly don’t have a monopoly on making you busy) manage to squeeze time in to write?
There are so many other things I feel like I should be doing instead of writing, but I also feel like I should be writing. Certainly the characters in my head think I should.
So, how do I make it work?
Skye became the black sheep of her university’s literature department when she announced that what she really wanted to do for her senior thesis, instead of writing a thought-provoking essay on the deeper meanings of James Joyce, was to write a romance novel. They gave in, however, and the rest is history. As a result, Skye learned more than she ever thought possible about the inner workings of the publishing industry and off and on, given her schedule, pursued publication of both her senior thesis and other novels she’s written along the way.
Skye has many names and almost as many personalities to go with them. As Melinda Skye, she writes Romantic Suspense, Urban Fantasy, and Young Adult. As Skye Forbes, she may (or may not) have saved the world a few times over. In her real life, under another different name, Skye is a lawyer. And yes, if you ask nicely, she might help keep you out of jail. Or put you in it. It depends on her mood.
Skye lives in California, with her husband, brand new daughter, and menagerie of animals.