Every writer needs a little writer fuel, whether it’s fueling your body, or your mind. Every week, staffers at Camp NaNoWriMo HQ will be telling you about the food and the music that inspires them. Today, our deputy director Tavia Stewart-Streit shares how her recipe for the rejuvenation of a working mother:
Anyone with a baby or toddler would agree (unless you have one of those easy children that I liken to unicorns) that being a parent and a creative person is really freaking hard. Add in a full-time job, and a husband who is only home three nights a week, and ‘really freaking hard’ becomes ‘it’s amazing that I had time to brush my hair this week’.
But, as has been proven time and time again by members of this amazing, tenacious, creative community we call NaNoWriMo, being busy isn’t an excuse for giving up on artistic endeavors. There are people in our community writing from hospitals and war zones, and if they can do it, this momma knee-deep in the jungles of Mom-nom can also do it. Right? Right!