Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Author Guest Post: Misa Rush

As part of a blog tour run by Chick Lit Plus I read and reviewed Misa Rush's debut novel Family Pieces (you can read my review here) this past week. Misa was kind enough to write a guest post as well. Enjoy!

Hi! Thank you, Kaley, for allowing me to guest post.

I was asked to answer the question of “How I found the time and motivation to write my novel, well…with life getting in the way.”

Life in today’s world is busy. Moms are busy. Dads are busy. Even kids are shuffled from school to sports and extracurricular activities. My life is no different. I juggle the daily challenges of running a household, working, being a mom and being a wife. So when I decided I wanted to write a novel, finding the time was far from easy. Finding the motivation, however, was.

Several things motivated me to write. I wanted to prove to myself that I could. I wanted to set an example for my children to follow their dreams. Then, of course, there are the naysayers. If someone says I can’t…I am too stubborn not to prove them wrong.

When the drive is there and if you want something bad enough, you’ll find the time. For me, most of that time was in the middle of the night. Sometimes, I couldn’t sleep after my newborn had been up. Other times, I would wake up with an idea that I had to put down before I forgot. There were plenty of obstacles along the way, but the idea of seeing my book in print always kept pushing me forward.
I really appreciate Misa taking the time to write this post for Books Etc.! I hope you all enjoyed the insight as much as I did.

Don't forget that there is a TwitParty hosted by Chick Lit Plus and Misa on Thursday June 23rd at 6 pm CST (7 pm EST)! Use the hashtag #CLPMisa to ask your questions and participate!

1 comment:

Thanks for stopping by Books Etc.!