Writing with Kids

I’ve been wanting to get this video finished and up, but, ironically, I haven’t been able to find the time. I shot the original footage on a Saturday when Kris was hanging out with Alex and I was trying to do a little bit of writing in my home office. As you will see, me writing alone (or with our dog Maggie keeping me company) in the home office isn’t quite as easy now as it once was.

This is why I mostly write at night after Alex is in bed. Of course, sometimes sleeping wins out, and writing loses. But that’s okay. My kids won’t be young for long. Before too many more years go by, they’ll be the ones closing themselves off in rooms and I’ll be the one standing in the hallway knowing I’m way too old to get away with any sort of tantrum. So I’m going to enjoy this time while I can, and writing will just have to be worked in where we can fit it.

Besides, as I’ve told Kris probably a thousand times recently, I can’t wait to write a book with Alex! We’re going to have so much fun writing books and illustrating them and turning them into eBooks and paperbacks together. (Friends and family, soon it won’t just be my books you receive at the holidays anymore! I know–I’m sure you can barely contain your excitement.)

In fact, we might just have to create our own family imprint, the name of which will have something to do with horses, no doubt. “Cartoon Neigh” (Alex’s nickname for the Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron video clips we sometimes let her watch, you know, when we need to make dinner or pay bills or lie drooling and inert on the couch) has sort of a nice ring to it…

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About Kate Christie

I'm a lesbian fiction author currently residing in the Pacific Northwest. To read excerpts and more of my novels, visit www.katejchristie.com.
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3 Responses to Writing with Kids

  1. Pam Sloss says:

    So looking forward to the collaborations you and Alex will have. LOL, oh the trantrums that will go on in that house – yours and Kris’s included. 🙂
    Happy New Year.

  2. Susan says:

    Great! I love her “work”. I hope you will be publishing those?

    I was in school when my twins were young, mostly taking classes from home, and struggling to stay awake at night to write my research papers and study. I’m sure you will find your groove, but you will be splitting your time in pieces throughout the day revolving around naps and (ahem) programs. PBS is safe, and tolerable for the most part.

    May the force be with you…

  3. Devlyn says:

    That was fun thanks for sharing it with us.

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