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A whole lot of nothing

Writing-wise, the title sums it all up. I’ve been thinking about writing, and avoiding it. Frankly, I was just too tired – I had a week where I was getting no more than 5 hours of sleep a night and by the time I got a space in the day to write, I just couldn’t face it. I’ve been hiding from the world in WoW instead, and for some reason, now that I’ve hit level 78, I feel like I can stop playing semi-obsessively (can’t call it obsessively, I just don’t have enough hours in the day to play to that level!).

And we’ve had two nights of more sleep, so I feel like maybe it’s time to start tapping back into my novella. Maybe I can save this thing, maybe I can get out 20k words this month after all (ha! I feel like I’m kidding myself here, but you never know unless you try, right?).

Things are looking up in general. I was told not to worry because all my needs would be met, and it seems to be slowly coming true: the bank has approved a loan so that we can buy a people mover, we’ve possibly found one for a really good price in Rotorua which we could pick up when we go over there next week. A friend is going to house-sit while we’re gone which means that maybe, for once, I can relax and have a good time knowing that my canine-baby is safe and secure in her own home (not that she isn’t safe other places, but she is very much happiest at home). I finally got some new bras (lol sorry if you don’t want to know, but hell, its exciting!) some sexy HotMilk ones – I decided to splurge (something I very rarely do – and I don’t feel guilty, which is even cooler!) because I’ve been in maternity bras for over a year now and am going to be for another two most likely, so why not have something nice to wear? All women know that you feel much better about yourself with some nice underwear. Also, on Monday morning I felt this baby moving inside me, it gave me a very impressive kick despite the fact that it’s quite small at this stage of the game.

So yes, things are coming together. And maybe with all that other stuff taken care of I can get back to my writing. It’s certainly not on the top of my list at the moment, and I might have to accept that it’s not going to be for another year or so. I’m actually okay about that.

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12 thoughts on “A whole lot of nothing”

  1. Sometimes you need to take a break from wriitng to catch up on other things. As long as the break doesn’t become permanent it shouldn’t be a problem.
    Best of luck getting back into it.

    1. Thanks Cassandra! I know the break would never become permanent, I just couldn’t stay away that long. Sometimes, as you say, other things need to come first though. In this case, my sanity is one of those

  2. haha there is nothing like pretty new bras to cheer you up! and I’m in the same boat with the Novella, it’s just not happening. eeeek lol

    1. eek indeed! I really wanted to get onto it this afternoon, but the little one has had other ideas… like, not napping no matter how tired she is…now she’s finally asleep and of course, I’m sorting out new car stuff!

  3. I didn’t write during my pregnancy with my second or for a whole year after.

    Isn’t it wonderful to feel that movement? This one doesn’t stop for a second. He is so busy! So reassuring and comforting, sometimes I have to stop what I’m doing just to feel.

    Good luck with everything. And enjoy.

    1. thanks Jennifer! Definitely love the feeling of baby moving around, its one of the real pleasures of pregnancy 🙂

      Hmm a whole year afterwards huh? It might just take me that long to get back into it!

  4. Feeling that baby is such a relief and thrill, big big hoots for you both!

    Life ebbs and flows, and while it’s nice to know what’s coming, sometimes that just doesn’t happen. But nice new underwear goes a long way in taking off the edge!! 🙂 The words will come as they do.

    1. they will, they will. I keep telling myself that there is always more time, down the line. It’s hard to swallow some days but right now… I think the slacking off is good for me.

    1. lol WoW is always gonna be there, so is the writing, it’s a matter of whats more important at any given time right? My WoW goal is to get my characters to 80 before I have this baby, so that if I decide to ever get back into it, the slog to max level isn’t so big.
      My writing goals… well, keep writing, get some short stories published, work away at it – less tangible in some ways, and harder to see the progression. More worthwhile in the long run though!

    1. There is. And in the meantime, plenty of time to watch my 1 yr old toddle around the house wearing my knee high socks…. ah, kids are so great, and so refreshing.

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