About Ronda & her Blog
Ronda is a winner of Top 25 Book Author Moms - 2012
What tips would you give a mom who wants to write a book?
I would give a new author the same advice I give my friends becoming a new mom. I always tell new moms not to be afraid of the unknown. Parent from your heart and as long as the kids know they are loved, the rest falls into place. I feel the same way about writing a book. Don't be afraid of being judged. Write from your heart and you will certainly make a difference in someone else's life.
How do you balance writing and motherhood?
I write late at night when the kids are sound asleep. There is no other opportunity during the day for me. I have 4 kids, so the daily schedule is packed with activities. I struggle trying to balance my need to sleep with my desire to write. Some nights my body needs sleep to accomplish any writing. Other nights I have to write so I can sleep. I do my best.
Where do you find writing inspiration?
I am inspired by the daily chaos that surrounds me as a mother. I listen and I watch. Sometimes the normal chaos will remind me of my childhood or highlight the innocent, sweet thoughts of a toddler. These moments make my heart smile. In my opinion, it's the good stuff! I often jot these moments down and use them for a future story. I like to write about anything that makes me laugh, including misery. Let's be honest. Sometimes there is nothing more hysterical than good old-fashioned misery!
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