What motherhood taught me about writing

Should I tell my PhD supervisor I’m trying to get pregnant?

This question – posted anonymously on Twitter recently by a third-year PhD student – really got me thinking about my own PhD journey.

I had my first baby in my second year of my PhD and my second two years later, but it wasn’t in spite of these ‘blips’ that I finally managed to finish writing my PhD (too many years later), but because of them.

Macmillan Higher Education Study Skills Blog: What Motherhood taught me about writing.

As I learned to stop chasing perfection, embrace small pockets of time and surround myself with writing friends, motherhood taught to be a better, faster and happier writer.

Read my full post on the Macmillan Higher Education blog.

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