There's scheduling (it's not easy to keep track of five boys' schedules) and accounting (you wouldn't believe how much money I pay to their schools and other organizations), meetings (we "meet" as a family once a week. We call it FHE—Family Home Evening) and debriefings (where I recount the details of an incident to my husband so he can take over discipline.) :)
Then there's hiring (babysitters, cleaning ladies, yard crews, bug and pest companies, locksmiths, plumbers, roofers, etc, etc.) and firing (okay, maybe not so much firing as just letting them go...quietly.) There's maintenance (the laundry doesn't wash and fold itself—man, I wish it did!) and, of course, training (too bad kids don't come with a built-in function where they automatically know how to use the toilet, tie their shoes, read, ride a bike, write their name, etc, etc.)
So basically, I'm an entrepreneur! Woot!
My husband finances this operation, so I have to give him credit there.
When I think of all I'm doing, it's no wonder I'm not pumping out several novels a year. I think I need to cut myself some slack when it comes to the whole writing business. After all, I'm already running a small business! :)
On a side note, be sure to check out Unicorn Bell this week because I'm hosting over there. I have three fabulous authors who were kind enough to share their "How I Got My Agent" stories, and if you love those stories as much as I do, then you don't want to miss them! The lovely Tiana Smith shared her story on Monday, which you can read HERE, and the very sweet Gina Denny shared her story on Wednesday which you can read HERE, and J.A. Bellinger will share her story on Friday. So stop on by!