Being a working mother of two, it gets difficult to find time to work on my book, AKA my dream of becoming a published author.
When we get home from a long day at the daycare, I try to spend as much time with him as I can before he goes to bed. Once he's asleep, my oldest son craves one on one quality time with his mom, too. By the end of work and family time, I am just ready for bed.
Some nights, I try to force myself to stay awake, to get at least a couple pages typed. Unfortunately, I have found that my imagination is quite lacking when I am extremely tired, so that method doesn't work well.
I've come up with a new game plan. I scribble as much on paper as a thirty minute lunch break will allow, hoping to get it typed up that evening. It seems to work much better, the 3:30 slump hasn't hit yet, so my brain is still working well, and I can get a lot of ideas out.
I don't leave the house without my notebook, in case an idea comes to me at the most inopportune moment. Is it weird to pull a notebook out of your bag at the grocery store? Yes.
But its worth it.