Spotlight on Writing

My calendar tells me it’s my turn to blog again. And though I missed one (or two?) blogs I decided I better not let this one fall through, even if I get it to you all a day or two later than usual. Yes, I have a pretty good excuse (surgery and a newborn is no joke!) but I am slowly coming out of a time warp and taking interest in things around me, including writing again.

Well, to be more precise, editing. I am slowly working through the kinks in The Price of Pandemonium and getting it ready to send to Ashley for her edits. And soon, I will be coming back to the podcast, too. It’s exciting when I find these small moments in between caring for my daughter Julia. Strangely, in a way I feel more productive than usual. I think having a newborn makes you really value those tiny moments you can carve out for yourself, so I’m doing a lot less time-wasting these days. I still look at the clock and wonder where half the day went, but I don’t judge myself for it. I’m a busy mum, but I’m still a dedicated writer. Here’s hoping that I manage to find an acceptable balance between both these roles!

If you are a parent, how do you manage to find time to write, especially in the early days?

Let me know in the comments!

Personal Update

Julia Cadence was born at 0949hrs on the 6th of April, and it has been a whirlwind ever since! I’m not going to lie, it’s not been all roses and champagne. We were thrown into the world of being NICU parents, going in and out of the hospital several times a day. I was recovering from a c-section, pumping milk to keep up my supply every few hours, and worrying over our tiny miracle. She was born at a good weight for a thirty-five week old baby (5 pound 6 ounces), but required a bit of help with her breathing and feeding. In the weeks since she has made leaps and bounds. She’s still on medication, and spits up and vomits a lot (when I say a lot I mean A LOT, more than the average baby). Like most babies she sports the Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde complex—an angel by day and total menace by night. But overall I’d say we’re doing OK and getting used to the big personality this little one is already showing us!

time warp - finding balance with a newborn