Author's Comment: I started writing seriously at about the same time I became a mom. Which was nice because I've always built the writing around the kids - but also challenging in its way too. I've been doing this for seven and a half years now. And here is the only secret I have learned: things change. I used to write during naptime, then during naptime/preschool overlap, and then when I had my third son, I realized that three schedules very seldom overlap. But it's still very important to me to write every day - I'm a somewhat slow writer, in that I complete about one book per year – and that's the way I get it done.