Still, and yet, my life as a writer began with motherhood.
Motherhood isn’t trivial; its activities may be trivial, but they put you in touch, deeply and immediately and daily, with the great issues of Life: heavy duty things like Love and Loss, Growth and Tolerance and Dignity, Control and Conflict and Power—which are the issues, incidentally, that make serious novels. I might have become a writer eventually without first having become a mother, but it’s hard for me to imagine it.
—Molly Gloss author of “The Hearts of Horses“
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Great post!!! I totally relate, I started writing again after I had my twin girls…thanks for sharing.
I can’t really relate. But I’m sure there are lots of mothers and writers who can.