Writer Mom Life Episode 1: Kayla Tirrell and Being Patient
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To inaugurate this brand new podcast, it seemed fitting for our first interview to be with a brand new author! The energetic and engaging Kayla Tirrell published All the Things We Lost just a week before we recorded, and shares some of her excitement, nerves, and early success as a new indie author mom.
With her first goal of having strangers read her book achieved, she talks about where she’d like this to lead in the future, how her husband supports her, how much time she spends on her writing per week, and how hard it is to have less time to read once you’re a writer.
In the tips section, JR Frontera talks about being patient, scheduling your writing time, setting realistic goals, and writing faster.
Kayla politely ignores the eight hundred times I say “um” and “kinda like, you know” to talk to me about:
the inspiration for her story
how long it took her to write it
a teaser for the second book in the series
how she organizes her day
how her husband gives her insight into her male characters
how many hours per week she spends writing
if she’s thinking about this like a job yet
how the expectations for moms are different
the sacrifices she’s made (tv! books!) to have time to write
the marketing tactics she’s been using
a fun trip for her 10 year wedding anniversary they have planned
J.R.'s tips and links
About being patient:
Scheduling your writing time:
Setting Realistic Goals:
Write Faster by Planning More Beforehand: