Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Year Wrap Up

This was a big year for me.  Here are just a handful of highlights.

February - Finished my first novel to what I think is print-ready.  Took four or five years, with many starts and stops.

May - Visited China

August - Decided to self publish once I have three print-ready books.

June - Started second novel, The Lioness.

September - Found out I'm pregnant with my first child

October - To Maine and back road trip for fall foliage

December - I'm within spitting distance of finishing the first full draft of my second novel.  It's at 45,000 words right now and I have three chapters that need plot.  Well, two and an "epilogue" chapter.  Maybe I can do it today!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Bun in the Oven

The base of my pun for my blog title is actively true.  There is a bun in the oven!  I'm 16 weeks pregnant.  The baby is due May 18th.

It has slowed down my writing clip.  NaNo became a 5,000 word month rather than a 50,000 word one.  But, it also gives me some motivation to wrap up my novel before the kid shows up.  Last weekend was the first time that I had the mental energy to write since early October.  It's been tough.

My WiP is about 30,000 words done.  My goal is to have it 100% complete before the baby comes.  I'm a slow first drafter, which is very blocky and the revisions is where I really start to add words at a decent clip.  So, I'm feeling pretty good about that goal.

I'm not sure how much I'll be able to write with a newborn. 

For any of you writing Moms out there, how long after giving birth until you were back to a writing habit?

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