Writer. Adventurer. Currently working on The Dreamless City, a series of steampunk novels and short stories.
I’m feeling the need to brag on myself a bit today, and for the last few days too. As I mentioned not too long ago, writing while under the influence of pregnancy has been a challenge. However, this late term pregnancy induced insomnia has turned out to be a good time for me to get a few words on the page.
The last few days have been great in that respect. I’ve been able to churn out a thousand words before the rest of the household wakes up. This makes me feel a bit more productive, something that I’ve been fretting about for the last few months. I feel like that writers are people who write every day. So if I am not writing every day, then what does that make me?
Thing Two is still firmly lodged like a cannonball in my navel. Really, considering how eager Sweetpea was to join the party, I would have expected similar things from her sibling. But I guess this shows that even from the beginning how different two kids can be. /sigh
Another fun thing that this pregnancy thing has done for me is made me grumpy, which is wonderful for writing dialogue. I want to argue with everyone, apparently even myself. I find that I write the best dialogue when I have characters with different goals, and they aren’t shy about looking out for numero uno. Being grumpy means that I’m not letting anyone slide with some half-assed conversation, even myself. Bad attitude or not, I’ll be showing up tomorrow morning for another serving of doughnuts and dialogue.
And on a more warm and fuzzy note, here’s some music I hope you’ll enjoy! ;)