How does a mother of four find time to write 16 books? Writer and FSU professor, Julianna Baggott, tells how she does it in Narrative Magazine’s “Letters to a Young Writer” feature:
I kept stealing time. I learned to work in ten-minute increments, then five, then two. And then I learned, most important, to write while not writing. Without jotting a word, I wrote all day long with my eyes and ears and mouth. I didn’t learn boundaries—my office space where I can think, versus my real life. It was all one life, one blur. In a way, because my actual time at the desk was so limited, I learned to write all the time—even in my sleep. And so when I got to the desk, I wrote madly. It all came fast.