Forget you own a desk — seriously, because it will probably be months before you can sit at it
Position your laptop on a table or stool next to your couch
Get very good at typing with one hand
Jot down topics the moment you think of them, otherwise, your soggy brain will forget them
Try to ditch the guilt for letting your posts-per-week slide — when your baby is all grown up, you will be grateful for every moment you spent with them (and not care that your blog suffered a little in the beginning)
I’m Heather Laura Clarke. I’m a writer living in beautiful Nova Scotia, I have a 12-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter, I married my high school sweetheart, and this is the story of my handmade life.
I have depression and anxiety, and I fight like hell every day to keep them from taking over my life. Creating things helps.
Whether I’m writing novels, decorating a room, busting out my power tools to build furniture, getting muddy in the pottery studio, sewing clothes, or cross-stitching a swear word, I’m all about using my creativity to craft a life I love.
I’ve been writing this blog since 2009, so if you dig deep into the archives, you’ll meet a bright-eyed 25-year-old newlywed who was basically obsessed with having kids, buying a cozy house, and supporting herself full-time with her writing. (Spoiler alert: she got exactly what she wanted.)