Life as a fortysomething writer & the Many Obstacles Life Keeps Chucking at Me #AmWriting

Lucy Mitchell

As a fortysomething writer with a full time (non-writing) day job, a husband, two teenage children (who are well into the socialising stage), a dog, three cats, a house that is never tidy (no matter how many times we clean it) and hormones which change daily (sometimes hourly), life can feel a little chaotic.

My writing life in my forties is all about fitting my writing around teenagers who want to be driven to social events, worrying about my teenagers when they are at social events, frantically texting teenagers whilst they are at social events to make sure they are okay, visualising my teenagers at social events / reminding myself about what I got up to as a teenager / scaring myself witless, texting my teenagers some more, my day job, dog walks, house cleaning, taking up endless piles of things which have been left on the stairs, food shopping…

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