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Scattered details

I’ve been scarce and perhaps a bit cryptic lately, but I have some happy news to share!

A bun in my oven
[ photo: A bun in my oven by Sweet Mandy Kay CC]
I’ve officially got a bun in the oven (of the non-bakery kind). While it’s a happy time, and a busy time, it’s been really tough time health wise. I’ll spare you the health details, but it hasn’t been fun.

In the meantime I’ve been taking it slow, but I think my energy’s picking up again. I’m currently beta reading for some pals, and I’m impressed by how different, and how creative, each of the stories I’ve read have been.

I haven’t really had much energy to think about my own work, but two story ideas are battling it out in my head right now. Which one will win out and turn into the next novel? I need to let both ideas percolate a little longer just to see if they’re really viable.

And in house news, we’re still short on furniture but a couch and dining table should be arriving next week – so no more sitting on the floor. I still need to figure out some kind of office set up, and get my laptop fixed – hopefully soon!

I also really need some vacation time. Work has been insanely busy the past month, which hasn’t helped much on any of these front’s.

How’s your summer going?

11 Comments

  1. Congratulations!

    I’d had a suspicion that this was coming for a while, after you guys moved. Having recently gone through a similar transition for similar reasons, it made a lot of sense to me.

    It’ll be exhausting, I can promise. And, unfortunately, unless you’re a super-woman your writing time may suffer a bit. (Which, I must be quick to add, you very well may be a super-woman; I just happen not to be a super-man, so I have little experience with how being a super-anything changes your ability to write and also be a parent and hold a full-time job at the same time.) But you know something else: for me, that first look at the new little life was worth it!

      1. No, they don’t (stay young forever). I’m still trying to feel my way back toward something resembling a regular writing schedule, now that our second is about a year-and-a-half old. Once they start sleeping consistently through the night, things can get a lot easier.

        But of course, that comes at a price, too 😉 I’ll love both my boys no matter what their age, but sometimes I can’t help but get nostalgic for when they were a baby, or a newborn, or whatever.

        Best advice: take lots of pictures and video. Those’ll be real treasures. (We still look back at old pics and vids of when one or the other of them was younger.)

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