Alexa Martin: “Find One Person You Can Trust”
Writing can be really lonely but practicing and finding a support system make a difference
Wake Up and Write is an advice column from Moms Don’t Have Time to Write. Today, we have Alexa Martin — author of the Intercepted series and the new standalone novel, Mom Jeans and Other Mistakes— who shared writing advice on the podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, hosted by Zibby Owens.
“I know this is so cliché, but honestly, just write.”
“When I sat down to start writing, I had no idea what I was doing. It took me forever. Just actually starting to write and then reaching out and finding a community. I actually found my first writing partner in a mom group. We were both due in March 2015. She had mentioned, ‘I want to be an author.’ I was like, ‘Me too. You want to send each other pages?’ Every week, we sent each other a chapter.
Neither of us had any idea what we were doing. She actually just got a book deal. Her book is coming out now, too. It’s really exciting. We were just like, ‘You’re so good. You’re so good too.’ That’s all it was — finding support because it can be really lonely. Sitting down and finding one person that you can trust not to just stop on you is really important.”