Saturday, June 25, 2016

Blogiversary Guest Post and Giveaway : Distraction - Melissa Baldwin, author of Wedding Haters

Distractions? What distractions? By Melissa Baldwin
I truly consider myself a master of multi-tasking. I’m proud to say I can fold laundry, put away groceries, get my daughter a snack and text all at the same time. So why couldn’t I do many different tasks and write at the same time?
Because even a master multi-tasker gets distracted!

No judging, as I will now reveal my FIVE Biggest Distractions that keep me from Writing…Drum Roll…

1.)    The love of my life- my amazing, supportive husband. Of course I want to spend every second I can with himJ I try to save much of my writing for after he goes to bed. Thankfully he’s an early to bed, early to rise kind of guy.
2.)    TV- I really don’t watch that much TV other than a few of my favorite shows (um, addictions?) The Bachelor, General Hospital, and 90210 re-runs. This is where the no judging comes in. It’s a good thing the Bachelor is only on once a year- I’m completely useless on Monday nights.
3.)    Social Media- This is an obvious distraction because lets face it, who isn’t distracted by this? I’ve already checked Facebook three times while writing this post.
4.)    My sweet little girl- There are many times that I want to sit down and write or an idea for my book pops into my head, but my daughter asks me to play with her or watch her do something. I have come to realize that as a mother of an only child, she’s my most important distraction so I jot down my idea, save it for later and give her my undivided attention.
5.)    Working out, cleaning my house, talking to friends, answering emails—the list goes on. As a busy mother and wife there will always be distractions.

So, I guess I have more the five? Most of us women feel like we have to be the best or do everything. I have learned that it’s okay if everything isn’t perfect and that life doesn’t always go as planned. After a full day of errands, chores and family time I’m thankful for the time I have to write and bring ideas to life…as long as there are no good TV shows on of course!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Melissa graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications; she has always had a love for writing. An avid journal keeper, she took her creativity to the next level by fulfilling her dream with her debut novel, An Event to Remember . . . Or Forget. Since then, she has written and published two more novels, Wedding Haters and See You Soon Broadway.

Melissa resides in Florida, with her husband and young daughter. When she isn't writing, this multi-tasking master organizer is busy being a mother, wife, chauffeur, PTA President, and Fitness Trainer.

When she has free time, she enjoys traveling, running, fitness, fashion, and taking a Disney Cruise every now and then.  


LINK TO PURCHASE
Amazon 

SOCIAL MEDIA WITH MELISSA


Twitter
Facebook
Website
Amazon Author
Goodreads

GIVEAWAY
a Rafflecopter giveaway