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Comment by Eva Lesko Natiello on January 24, 2014 at 6:21am

Jimmetta, welcome back! Hope 2014 is a good one for you! All the best, Eva

Comment by Jimmetta Carpenter on January 23, 2014 at 8:52pm

I have been M.I.A. on here and on my blog for a while but now I am working my way back from writer’s block and some depression and I’m taking into this New Year, some new goals and working on some unfinished projects and some new ones as well.  So please support my blog and check out my latest blogs posts which touch on self-sabotage, rejection, self-reflection, getting through past hurt, on giving your dreams your all, and on falling and getting back up again.  Please check out my Write 2 Be Blog and look for Write 2 Be Magazine to return soon as well.  Like the Write 2 Be Magazine fan page to get further updates on the magazine. 

Comment by Brenda Moguez on January 22, 2014 at 11:49pm

What does having it all mean to you?

Comment by Cynthia Close on January 21, 2014 at 8:26am

Astra, Suzi and Ashley, great conversation on an interesting topic. I've been writing memoir - not humorous - for years. Early on my daughter was embarrassed and warned me never to write about her. My response was similar to Astra's. At some point I offered to let her write her version of the same event and if it got published, they would be printed together, side-by-side on the same page. She declined. She's a very private person and I'm the "let it all hang-out" type. It's not much of a problem until you start to publish. Then it can cause a rift in family relationships.

Comment by Astra Groskaufmanis on January 20, 2014 at 1:10pm

Ashley, I'm more of a humour writer and my motherhood stories often reference my kids.  I have three teenagers and for the most part, they have no interest in my writing or the genre!  My youngest, my only girl, does call me out on a few things once in a blue moon. "That's NOT the way I remember that (conversation/event/etc)." I now just tell her, "well you write about it the way you remember it, then!" Perspectives tell two different stories I assure you!

Comment by Astra Groskaufmanis on January 20, 2014 at 1:07pm

You must drink - I mean - read this book!

Comment by suzi banks baum on January 20, 2014 at 12:00pm

Ashley, I just read your comment after writing for an hour preparing for my Out of the  Mouths of Babes: An Evening of Mothers Reading to Others….and this question of yours is very pertinent. I have been writing about my mothering and about motherhood for five years or so. My kids are teens and have been since I started this writing. Usually, I ask them if I can quote them or tell a story with a highlight of their behavior, but almost always, I tell the story that is mine to tell- what an experience felt like for me, how it impressed or changed me. I have taken part in many discussions about this topic and have never heard one concluding perspective. It just helps me to keep my story in mind and know they will have their own stories to tell when they decide to do that.

There was a point when my teen aged son was helping me print off a copy of my manuscript and he read things he did not recall us discussing. So I had to go over it with him at that moment and assure him that I am telling my stories, that often involve him, but with his best interest and the integrity of our family in mind. Now that he is older, 19, I think he takes pride in my writing.

Great topic to discuss here on SheWrites. xo S

Comment by Ashley Grill on January 20, 2014 at 11:48am

For those who blog or publish stories about motherhood: have your kids read your stories about how you mother them?  As they become tweens and teenagers has it created any issues for your kids?  What is your feeling about their discovery of your work/passion for writing about motherhood?  

I'm a mother to an avid young reader, age 8.  I write a great deal about motherhood, but have never put anything out there.  Just wondering if my reservation is justified.  As my daughter gets older, eventually she'll probably read some of my work.  I'm wondering about all your experiences with this.

Comment by Brenda Moguez on January 17, 2014 at 1:33pm

How would you spend your lottery winnings or how does a writer spend the millions?

Comment by Eva Lesko Natiello on January 16, 2014 at 10:42am

is your teen on sensory-stimulation overload? Meditation could be exactly what he/she needs:


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