Book Writing

Everything I Learned About Writing A Book (The Hard Way)

I get more questions about writing a book than anything else these days, so it seemed to make sense to put everything I’ve learned out there for anyone who’s interested. I would never claim to know everything about the publishing process and there are a lot of things that I can’t teach you. Finding an agent, for example.…

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Writing a Book is Like Having a Baby

Last week, it dawned on me that it had been exactly nine months since I signed my book deal. Nine months of stress and excitement and worry and exuberance and everything in between. It seemed perfectly fitting that the gestation period so closely echoed my pregnancies, since the book really has become my fourth child.…

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Book Tour Failure

I was so focused on not flashing my Spanx on the Today Show and all of the other events during the day, that I completely neglected to promote that I had a reading at Barnes and Noble at 7PM. At all. We arrived at 6:45 and the room was empty. Like, completely empty. Literally. When…

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Confessions of a Scary Mommy Pub Day

What a day!!! I’m writing this from the hotel where I have exactly one hour of downtime, but wanted to share some pictures and videos from Today… First up, the clip from my interview with Ann Curry and Huffington Post’s Lisa Belkin. Next up, my interview with Kathie Lee Gifford and Billy Ray Cyrus, who…

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Shameless

I’ve long acknowledged that having children was the end of any sense of modesty for me. Shitting on the delivery table? Yup, that put the kabbash on that. Writing a book, however, brought me to a whole new level. I am now completely and utterly shameless. This, my friends, is how I now spend my days… How…

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Gone Crazy

I ran into an acquaintance at school the other day. Barely slowing down our respective paces in the hallway, she quickly noted, “the book’s coming out soon — excited!?” “Yes!” I’m sure she expected to hear. “I’m super excited,” as we each made our way towards the parking lot. Of course I would be excited…

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A Scene

HOME. SURROUNDED BY WET POOL TOWELS, AN OVERFLOWING SINK OF DIRTY DISHES AND MASS CHAOS. Lily, screaming at the top of her lungs for an unknown reason. Evan, naked, running circles around the house chanting “I have a big booty” repeatedly. Ben, wearing 6 pairs of socks, attempting to skate across the family room floor.…

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