I know that it has been a couple of weeks since I last posted, but life has been busy!
I am nesting, and trying to get this house in order before Bumpkin arrives on the scene… which isn’t that far away now, and believe me when I say this – getting the house into tip top shape is a very big job. I am also still working my Evil Day Job… and trying to make it through that each day during the week, even though I am working from home one day a week from now till I go on maternity leave. I’m the size of a large baby elephant, incredibly tired a lot of the time… mentally unstable during other times… I can’t sleep properly… and I’m pretty much living on the edge. And… just to top it all off, I have started writing a new book.
Oh my god. Yes, I know. I’m nuts to think that I can do all this at once… and this is possibly another reason why I haven’t blogged in a while.
But, the world hasn’t stopped rotating just because I’m about to have a baby, and have a lot on. No… the creative mind is a strong one, and I best be using it to its full potential while I can.
Writing Tijuana Nights was always on my agenda for 2012. I didn’t quite expect it to happen this quickly into the year… as I thought that I would still be doing research at this early stage of the concept. But after thinking about this book for the past 18 months or so, I figured that a lot of the research and plot development, I had already done. There was really no need to delve hard into research when I knew how to start, I knew my characters already, and I knew how I wanted this book to end.
This will be the first book in a long time that I am not going to completely plot out. I have a lot of it already… except in the ‘inbetween bits’. So… I’m going to wing it. I’m already writing chapter three, so the ‘winging it’ seems to be working for me right this moment.
On the other side of life, I have been painting our unborn child little animal pictures, and just today, we have been painting its room. It’s going to look really good once this room is sorted out, and everything is in there. And to think that it will all be done and dusted by the end of next weekend. Scary stuff!
I’ll make sure I post photos of it once we have completed it for you all to see. And on that note – I better get cracking. I have skirting and doorframes to paint before dinner, and then a second coat to paint after dinner. Where on earth do I find the energy?
Insanity. I’m telling you.
As an end note – I found quite a good article on Writing while Pregnant, that some of you may find interesting. Au revoir!
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You’re amazing 🙂
Nah ah! You’re amazing! 😉
(Damn lucky I have you around to pull my head out of the sand when I need it!)
Leigh, did I know you were having a baby? I’m sooo happy for you, and, boy, do i know what you feel like. it’s sooo hard to sleep at the last month… heck, at the last 5 months lol!
I say write all you can before the baby gets there. and i was the same with my house, making sure everythign is perfect. it’s the nesting part of us 🙂 although i found i didn’t ahve to do as much as i did.
(shift key isnt’ working on one side lol so no caps i)
Love you! Can’t wait to see what you have!
Denise of ingleside, pei
Oh my gosh, Denise, I haven’t seen you around in ages! How lovely to hear from you 🙂
Well – yes. Having a baby. That’s a scary though, and yet exciting one as well. Everything really is starting to look rather good… and as Bump’s room progresses, and I can store all the boxes of things in there, the house is going to look even better.
I’ll make sure I post plenty of photos of Bump when it arrives into the world, as I am sure that this impending bundle of joy will have a huge impact on my writing… if not just from the lack of sleep!
Love you lots too, my friend.
Awesome to hear from you!
Awesome Leigh 🙂 This part is really exhausting, and I sympathise with you on the elephantine proportions…ah well, it’s all worth it!
LOL – That’s what everyone keeps telling me! With the already sleepless nights… I’m wondering what it’s going to be like sleeping with the baby next to our bed! 🙂 Its all good though!
I agree that you are amazing! Sounds like a hectic life at the moment. Can’t wait to see photos of Bumpkin 🙂 Even if writing goes on hold at first, don’t worry, I’m sure you will pick it up again quickly once things have settled down and you have a routine 🙂
Writing will take a serious hit, I’m afraid, but in saying that – throughout this entire pregnancy – the writing front hasn’t been at optimum levels. I guess that’s just part of life though. It will pick up again in due time.
How much longer have you got to go? So exciting! Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, go with the flow and enjoy every second. 🙂
I officially have four and a half weeks left. While it’s scary stuff, I seriously can’t wait to meet Bump! 🙂