My name is Ruth Cardello and I am an Indie romance author. I write about sexy, alpha billionaires and the strong women who tame them. Book 1: Maid for the Billionaire is FREE on Amazon.
Book 2: For Love or Legacy is now available.
I am a wife, a mother of three (the youngest just 17 months), and a teacher. I live a modest life on a small farm in Rhode Island chasing children, horses, chickens and my husband not nearly as often as he’d like. It’s a busy life, but a happy one.
So where does the dream of writing fit in? How do I promote my latest books when the baby finally falls asleep and all I really want to do is kick back and close my eyes? How do I make sure that everyone gets what they need – even me?
Schedules and compromise.
It’s easier for my family to value my writing time now that it is bringing in money, but to make that happen I had to learn to live in the moment. I stay an extra hour at work so I can leave unencumbered. I’m Mom until about 8:30 every night. Parks. Walks. Pony rides. Shared barn chores. If I’m lucky my husband makes dinner or gives baths so I can. It’s bed-time stories, prayers, and snuggle time with my husband then time to promote via social media. Morning starts two hours before the house wakes up so I can catch up on mail and plot my next book. Weekends are a blend of family and writing. Some weekends are all about hiding in the mornings and writing while my husband takes the kids. Other weekends are purely familyand I put the book out of my head.
Is it worth it? Heck yes! My latest book is in the top 200 on Amazon and making enough money that I’m hoping to eventually be able to write during the day instead of teach. That would make everything else so much easier.
I couldn’t do it without a supportive husband. I’m boycotting all but essential housework until I am able to leave my day job. Laundry? My daughter. Vacuuming and dishes? My husband. No, my house isn’t immaculate anymore, but I’m not superwoman.
What I am is one very busy woman who was blessed with a fantastic family and recently was given a real shot at making it as an author. Who could ask for more than that?
A friend of mine gave me a bracelet that says, “Dreams become reality one choice at a time.” Are you dreaming of becoming awriter? Are you wishing you had more books out there? What are you waiting for? Today is the best day to chase that dream. Now stop reading this blog and get to work.