I’m relatively new to writing, at least in a public forum, so I still freeze up when someone asks me about my blog. It’s scary enough for me to utter the terrifying words “I am a writer”, but when I do finally spit them out it’s awkward. Either I mutter under my breath incoherently or shout abruptly a couple decibels above what would be expected during polite conversation.

Hey, there’s a reason I hide behind a computer.

If I haven’t frightened people off with my uncomfortable announcement, then I am inevitably faced with a slew of questions for which I am entirely unprepared.

How can I explain the feeling of satisfaction and release I get from writing to non-writers? Wait, I’ve got it:

Writing is like sex.


Mary Widdicks

Mary Widdicks is a 31-year-old mom to two boys and is expecting the birth of her first daughter in February, 2015. Being outnumbered in the family means that sometimes her voice gets drowned out by fart jokes and belching contests. She started Outmanned so she’d have a place to escape the testosterone and share her hilarious life with the rest of the world. Mary’s writing has been featured on popular parenting sites such as Mamapedia, Mamalode, In the Powder Room, Pregnant Chicken and Scary Mommy. She has also been honored as a 2014 Voice of the Year by BlogHer, and Badass Blogger of the Year for 2014 by The Indie Chicks.

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