Monday, March 1st, 2010 • No Comments on My Spring
March kind of snuck up on me. I guess that shouldn’t come as a surprise, since I barely remember December except for certain key events (Jay coming home, Patrick being born, Sheri leaving, Jay leaving…) and January was cold and snowy (okay, snowy for Virginia) and February was a mix of cold weather, threats of snow and rediscovering life beyond the house and without baby, thanks to the wonderful babysitter that practically fell in my lap.
So, here I am at the beginning of March. Writing, getting ready to sign a contract for my next anthology, planning for Jay to come home (nine more weeks—less time than he’s already been gone since Patrick’s birth!), planning the release of Fairy Tale Lust… and watching this amazing little creature grow and change almost on a daily basis (and consistently sleep through the night!).
Danielle asked me what the first story I wrote after baby was about. I have a confession, Danielle: I haven’t yet written that first story, post-baby. Not quite yet. But soon, I think. Very soon.
I have written a few thousand words in the past month and I’ve completed a couple of stories in the process—and I just submitted five stories. But all but one of the stories I submitted were reprints and the stories I finished writing were started pre-baby. In one case, the story was started pre-pregnancy. So that first story as a new mom has yet to be written. I anticipate—and hope—it will be written in the next week or two, as there are anthology deadlines approaching for which I have no half-started drafts that will fit the themes.
Spring is coming. So are new stories.
I can’t wait.