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A decade ago, I watched the movie Cheaper By The Dozen staring Steve Martin. I thought it’d be funny. I may have smiled through parts of it.
By the end, I hated it.
The message I walked away with was you must choose between your dreams and having a happy family. Having both wasn’t an option.
Thanks to that movie, every time I open my laptop and start writing, I hear a niggling voice in the back of my head. You selfish, wretched woman. You’re neglecting your children. You’re going to destroy your family!
Thanks, Cheaper By The Dozen. You’ve ruined me.
Everything takes sacrifices. Sometimes dreams and family clash. I can’t type a chapter and play puzzles at the same time. It all boils down to priorities. Maybe that’s why I only average 900 words a week.
Does that type of writing guilt ever plague you? How do you handle it?