Welcome to the blog of science fiction author Eileen Rhoadarmer--where science fiction and Mommyhood collide!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Introducing Me

Hello! My name is Eileen Rhoadarmer, and I am a writer. I am a writer of stories. I hope to one day be a writer of novels as well. I am a writer of science fiction and other speculative fiction, as well as occasional mainstream or other genres. I am one of the millions of people currently trying to introduce myself to the publishing world. I have been writing (off and on) since childhood, and I have been trying to get published (off and on) for three-and-a-half years. I am a gardener and a scrapbooker. I am occasionally a seamstress. I am a lapsed fencer. I have been an actress, and was once a violinist. I am an avid reader. I am now a blogger. I am also the wife of a wonderful man, and have been for six and a half years. My husband is also a writer, primarily of comedy and of film/video. Lastly, but certainly not least, I am the proud Mommy of an energetic 15-month-old boy. I am a stay-at-home-Mom for my son.

Balancing trying to be a writer while being a parent and pursuing my other interests for the last fifteen months has been an interesting process, as productive time is generally limited to naptime or after bedtime, which is the only chance I have to do other things as well. Life will continue to get more interesting as my son gets older and more aware, sleeps less, and when we eventually give him a sibling. I am creating this blog in the hopes of sharing some insights on balancing writing and parenting, as well as commenting on each topic individually, and sharing the goings-on in my life. I also want to have a website where I can keep track of publications, once they happen, for any interested parties to easily find. (I always hate it when I find a writer I like but can't find a comprehensive list of what they've written.) I hope that people (other than my parents NOT THAT I DON'T LOVE YOU GUYS AND YOUR ATTENTION!!!) will find what I have to say interesting enough to stick around. Let it begin!


Dean Rhoadarmer said...

Sounds like your husband is a great guy!

Eileen Rhoadarmer said...

Oh, he is!