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Oct 2, 2017

Writer Mom Life Episode 7: Trish Heinrich and Mom Guilt


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>>I spoke with Trish just a few weeks before she published the first book in her Superhero series, Serpent Sacrifice. She has been preparing for quite some time, and has a five-year goal for her writing. This is not her first foray into a creative career, however. She came from the world of acting, and even made a superhero web series a few years ago. When she felt it was time to start writing, she started big with her first NaNoWriMo and hit it out of the park with 90,000 words!

She gives a great rundown of her preparation for the launch of her first book, and then details her NaNoWriMo experience. Other topics of discussion include:

  • Her goals for this book and her 5-year goal
  • "Doing the basics well" (mailing list, website, ARC team, etc.)
  • The web series she did with her husband
  • Why she made the shift to fiction writing (hint: kids and acting is even harder to juggle than kids and writing!)
  • How she prepared for her first NaNoWriMo (while being a vegetarian!)
  • Dealing with the mom guilt of writing so much in one month
  • The writing habits she kept from the experience
  • Why the experience was a good thing for both her and her family


In the tips section, J. R. talks about mom guilt and gives some ideas on how to deal with it.