First Ever Writer Mom Comic

I was going to pen a lengthy post all about how perspective can change everything.  Instead I decided to try something new, a comic.   Next time you are feeling unmotivated or unfocused just think – it could be worse!

After precisely three minutes of working on her manuscript, writer mom is discovered.

More to come!


About Jodi

Jodi L. Milner is a writer, mandala enthusiast, and educator. Her epic fantasy novel, Stonebearer’s Betrayal, was published in November 2018 and rereleased in Jan 2020. She has been published in several anthologies. When not writing, she can be found folding children and feeding the laundry, occasionally in that order.
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20 Responses to First Ever Writer Mom Comic

  1. Alli says:

    I found your blog through tags, and it is lovely! You give such wonderful tips. I am not a professional writer or anything, but I hope someday to create a children’s book using my stories and photographs:) This comic is quite funny. Thank you for sharing it 🙂 Have a lovely day!

    • tsuchigari says:

      Welcome, I have a lot of fun here! I’m not professional either, but rather am following the old adage, “fake it till you make it.” Good luck with the writing, keep at it until you get something you like!

  2. Michael Knudsen says:

    And yet somehow moms are the producers of so much of the best quality fiction available. Could it be that their being forced to deal with multiple distractions and limited time gives them greater focus and productivity when those free moments finally arrive?

    • tsuchigari says:

      Yes. We have to be able to get focused and in the zone in record time. It is also therapy and a distraction. Once you’ve gone through the refining fire of raising a child from day one, sacrificing everything – it changes your perspective.

  3. Jeff Silvey says:

    Perfect comic! Hits the nail on the head. “Ooooh buttons.” Exactly. Once the little ones are up and running, there’s no real time to write. It’s like a little gift every time you get a little time to yourself somehow.

    • tsuchigari says:

      Amen! I’m only here responding to to comments midday because my button pusher is taking a nap and her older brother is at school. It really is a gift!

  4. nrhatch says:

    Awesome comic, Jo! You never cease to amaze me with your talents. 😀

  5. Jodi! From what little I know of your home life, you’ve captured the situation perfectly! Nice work!

  6. Perfect, Jodi! BUT: You got a whole THREE MINUTES??? Consider yourself lucky – I never got even that much time alone in the bathroom! Even my dog knows when I’m headed toward my desk, and suddenly she has to go “out.” 😀

    • tsuchigari says:

      She knows when she’s got you! Hopefully once she’s been out you can return to your desk and she sits happy at your feet.

      • She is too smart for her own good. Usually, though, after a brief walk, she will jump up on my bed and snooze while I sit at my desk. Especially if I bribe her with a treat. I do have to admit that it must be boring for her some times, because once I sit down, I can sit there for hours without knowing it – always feels like about an hour to me – which is why I’m always befuddled that my back hurts so badly. . .after all – I’ve only been here about 45 minutes! I look at the clock and see that it is 4:45 p.m. I was supposed to pick up my husband at 4:30. Takes me 15 minutes to get to his office. Uh oh! I mean I sat down (after taking Princess out at 1 p.m. and thought to myself, I have at least 3 hours to finish up what I need to do to get posted tonight! Unfortunately, I realize that after 3 hours I have only just finished up going through my umpteen e-mails, and haven’t even looked at my blog yet, much less written anything!

        I really have to quit giving long comments like this, but so far I have been unable to stop. I read only the very best blogs, and you all always get me thinking, my mind going, and memories flowing. So it’s your fault that I clutter up your page! And also Nancy, and Cindy, and J.P. and Aardy, and. . .and infinitum!

  7. oldancestor says:


    How does anyone ever finish a manuscript? I think writers invented cannibalism, starting with their children.

  8. Been there with my own children. Now in round two with my four year old granddaughter. I guess round three will be great grandkids. The joys will never end. I think it’s good.

    • tsuchigari says:

      It’s a relief that there are so many who have done exactly the same thing with their kids. Soon enough they will be in school and that will cut me a few guaranteed hours to work. Maybe. If I don’t have errands to run…

  9. cassim says:

    this is a great pix of your life. keep up the good work!

  10. KTC says:

    In one cartoon, you summed up my life. 🙂

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