Carrie Maldonado – Author

I write books and blogs to inspire, encourage, and entertain!

What is your writing lifestyle?

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So once upon a time, long, long ago I had this life….Circa about ten years ago I was young(ish) living in Southern California. I was Director of Human Resources at a construction company working with some of the most awesome people I’ve ever worked with and was supporting myself to a very pleasant degree.  I belonged to a wonderful critique group and basically wrote when I wanted and had ample time to engage in self-care.  In those days, I could devote entire weekends to writing.  I’d have very high output on writing days but wouldn’t always write every day.  I wrote my third and fourth novels during this time.  Then I got Freeway the Rescue Dog.  He had little to no impact on my writing, because I wasn’t writing because I was dating my soon to be husband, the Awesome Tony (whom my friends called Dreamy even with no knowledge of Grey’s Anatomy).  As with all blessings, I had to learn how to fit Tony (and Freeway) into my full and happy life and make sure I was still doing the things I need to do to be worthy of them.  Then along came Bisky (aka Grace, aka Princess Grace, aka Amazing Grace) in 2012.  I had a plan when I was on maternity leave that I would market Broken Warriors and write a new book.  As it turned out, all I did was manage not to drop the Princess and learn to deal with a completely new identity and still do the things I need to do to be a decent human being.  Fast forward to November 2013.  Pregnant again, with twins!!  I’ve learned a few things in the meantime and one is that I don’t feel like I’m doing my life correctly if I’m not writing and that to do it in my current circumstances puts a whole new meaning to the word Discipline.  I cranked out Grief Inc., 5 pages a day, every day.  I’ve learned that I have to write every day now, and despite any preconceived intentions, if the beasties allow me more than 45 minutes it’s a banner day indeed.  I’m very blessed that I happen to be a fast writer (not including rewrites, sigh).  I never knew how easy I had it ten years ago but I wouldn’t trade what I have now for the world!A and B Audrey Hepburn


Author: Carrie Maldonado

Carrie Maldonado, is an organizational development consultant, author, and speaker. Carrie's eclectic mix of professional interests include writing, speaking, coaching, and consulting on topics ranging from organizational behavior management to spiritual transformation in and out of the workplace. Carrie lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her patient and long-suffering husband and their three children.

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