Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Book Review - Writer Mama, How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids

Writer Mama: How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids
Christina Katz
Writer’s Digest Books
ISBN # 9781582974415

I just finished reading this one, and all I can say is “FINALLY!” There is finally a book that reflects the life a freelance writer Mama lives.

Christina Katz has written one of the most - if not the most – comprehensive books for “Writer Mamas” I’ve ever read. She covers all the writing bases from preparation, to process, to attending your first writer’s conference. She addresses issues of time management, fear, procrastination and acceptance. As for the “Mama” parts of the book - daycare options, finding time and quiet to focus on your writing and how to deal with people who don’t understand that you’re really working - it’s all in there, too. (And just for you moms on the go, the book is the perfect size to slip into your handbag.)

Five ideas came to mind immediately for fillers and a feature article while reading the book, things I hadn't thought about in years. As a matter of fact, things I didn't think were worth anything at all. Now, I'll be submitting the ideas. This book reminds me of something someone once said to me, “It may be simple, but it won’t be easy.” If you’re a “Writer Mama” now, or have aspirations to become one, this is the book to buy!(March 2007, 296 pp, $14.99)


LisaCate said...

Superb! Thanks for the review - I'm going to be on the lookout for this now :)

April said...

Thank you for sharing this, I am not a mama yet, but I will be one day and the book seems like one I'd like to read.