Being a full-time parent is already difficult enough and if you are someone who is creative and is planning on writing a novel then you are an exceptional human being and we are going to help you.
We are going to help you with important tips that will allow you to be a parent and also a novelist at the same time because you should never give up on your dreams of being a novelist.
Having said that, let us find out a few important tips for writing a novel as a full-time parent.
IMPORTANT TIPS FOR WRITING A NOVEL AS A FULL-TIME PARENT
TIME IS YOUR BEST FRIEND
If you think gold is valuable and rare then try asking a full-time parent what is the most valuable thing that they truly appreciate and find rare.
They will definitely answer time because time is something that they truly treasure because finding time as a parent is very difficult.
And the only thing that comes to mind when parents have time is to take a bit of rest and just relax from all the activities that they have to do as a parent.
Being a novelist on top of that is even more difficult but it is not impossible and the only suggestion that we can give you is that you are going to find time very rare.
It might be when your child is asleep or when your child is at school or even when your partner is around to take care of the child.
You have a very small window of opportunity to use that time and you must carefully use that time between writing your novel and taking a rest.
Rest is just as important for yourself because you are a parent and rest is also important from a creative perspective because a tired mind cannot be creative.
That is why you must use time whenever you get it and you must use it diligently because you are doing something that 99.9% of people cannot even think of doing which is being a parent and a novelist.
SET ACHIEVABLE GOALS AND ROUTINES
One of the other important things that you can do is to set achievable goals because things start to become disorientating without any organisation if you are a parent because of so much going on in your life.
If there is no structure then there is nothing to follow and you can quickly develop depression as a full-time parent because of so much responsibility.
That is why being creative during this time becomes a great place to bring out all the emotion and all the stress and write something excellent.
However, in order to do so you need to set simple but achievable goals such as word count where you pledge yourself that you are going to write a minimum of a few words in a day.
If that is too vague for you then you can of course set a writing duration where you are going to focus on writing for a few hours every day.
However, if you want to be even more specific then you can plan on writing half a chapter or one-fourth of a chapter in a single day.
RESEARCH IS YOUR GUIDE AND CO-TRAVELLER
While research is important for every novelist it is even more important if you are a parent because research is going to provide you with a few benefits.
The most important thing that research is going to do is it is going to make your writing process very efficient and efficiency is everything that you need.
Unlike other novelists, you do not have a lot of time and that is why you need to bring out the most value from the time that you have.
Proper research is going to do that for you and you would not need to face additional difficulties when you are creating a scene.
Research is also going to make sure that the quality of the novel is never compromised because you are already so tired and do not have much time and that is why you cannot afford loopholes.
Proper research will enable you to have a solid novel without any problems.
TAKE BREAKS FOR HEALTH REASONS
We know that you are on a mission to complete a novel and we know how passionately you want to complete this novel but you must understand something.
You are a parent and your primary consideration and priority should be towards your child and managing a child and a novel at the same time can be very stressful.
You must never let your novel writing come above being a parent and whenever you feel like you cannot go on you should take a break.
You should do nothing as a novelist that is going to harm your role as a parent and that is why you should never overstress yourself.
If you simply feel like you cannot go on you must take a break and simply be a parent and, in that break, you can do other activities such as reading.
Reading is also a very important activity for writers because reading gives you entirely new perspectives that are going to be very beneficial later on.
Every novelist or writer needs personal space and it is something that they highly treasure because it is one of the basic necessities of a writer.
This is because the writer’s mind is allowed to be as uncomfortable as possible and as free as possible from any strains ready to roam around the world.
That is why the place that writers write in needs to be very comfortable but if you are a parent the equation changes completely.
Personal space is going to be a fancy word that you simply know of because you are always going to be there in close proximity to your child.
That is why you cannot expect to have personal space and be a novelist and a parent at the same time.
That is why we suggest that you learn to be quite adaptable when it comes to writing space sometimes you even might need to write with your child on your lap.
We hope this blog has been helpful for you to understand how to be a novelist and how to write a novel.
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