FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question: Is your life as crazy as you say?
Question: Is your house as messy as you say?
Answer: That wasn’t really a question.
Question: When are you going to write a book already?
Answer: I’m working on it. I want it to be really, really, ridiculously good, though, so it may take a while. Stay tuned.
Question: Anything I can do to help with the book?
Answer: Absolutely! Without readers, there are no authors; you are an integral part of the process, and what you do matters. The very best thing you can do to help any writer is share her work through social media and word of mouth. Click “like” with abandon. Leave comments on the blog. Join in her community. Tweet, if you’re into that sort of thing. Believe it or not, none of these are to boost the writer’s ego (although your encouragement goes incredibly far to energize us!) … instead, all of these help a publisher determine whether or not a writer’s a good risk.
Question: You have FIVE KIDS; where in the world do you find time to write?
Answer: Writing is my release and my relief. Also, it’s a very, very good excuse not to clean my toilet. I steal time from dusting, doing laundry, cleaning out my fridge and putting crap away. Which explains why our house is a mess and why I never, ever let people take their shoes off when they visit.
Question: Can I advertise on your site?
Answer: Not right now. Maybe later? I used to offer advertising on this site, but it takes a lot of time to administrate, and that takes away from my writing time. I don’t do sponsored posts — I never have — so please don’t ask. Frankly, I’d rather create a community of momrades and rad dads and rad people in general who love and accept each other with abandon. While I fully support other bloggers making money through sponsorships and ads, monetizing doesn’t float my boat, although Greg would like me to reconsider.
Question: Can I guest post on your site?
Answer: I do not accept unsolicited guest posts. It’s not because I’m trying to be a Meany McMeanpants or that I don’t care about collaborating. It’s because I focus on writing original content. Unhelpful, non-expert, original content. I’m sure yours is better.
Question: Can I email you?
Answer: For sure! You can email me at FiveKidsIsALotOfKids@gmail.com. I LOVE getting emails, and I read every one. I’m occasionally able to answer them, even, but not all the time, because sometimes my children expect me to feed them.