So last month I wrote one of those really annoying vague posts about how I had a lot of stuff going on in my non-blogging life, but then didn't go into any detail. However, I looked, and I did say I'd write about it eventually, so maybe I'll break even with this post.
Upon my return from my family reunion in the fall, I found out I'm pregnant. This was a very much planned-for thing, so we were excited, but then all of a sudden, there's that feeling of being overwhelmed and wanting to RESEARCH ALL THE THINGS and otherwise being distracted, and so on. I made an appointment for my first ultrasound, and all my husband and I wanted out of it was to see a healthy baby growing in there.
And we did. And then we saw the second baby growing right next to him/her. Surprise!
There were a few days of shock, of course, but then more excitement. RESEARCH ALL THE THINGS mode involved even more things to research. Writing absolutely took a backseat, but I can't say I feel any guilt about it.
Now that I've RESEARCHED ALL THE THINGS (well, a lot of them, anyway) and otherwise adjusted to the idea that we are going to have two babies in June (as much as one can adjust right now, anyway), I'm starting to settle down a bit. Obviously, I'm never going to give up writing, but I'm trying to figure out what my best course of action is. Do I try to finish up at least one of my WIPs and get it ready for submission before June, knowing that if I have to revise something, it wouldn't get done for a while? Do I give up any hope of getting something ready for publication until we figure out our new schedule? Is there some sort of middle ground in there?
There aren't any right answers. Luckily, it's not a life or death situation we're dealing with here. For now, the plan is to maybe get a solid first draft done of a WIP, but then hold off on submitting. I might also have some fun with some fanfic (especially since I finished my first playthrough of Dragon Age: Inquisition, more on that in a future post), and see if any good anthology calls come up where I can knock out a one-shot thing. As I said, I'm not giving up writing forever, but there are definitely some big changes coming up on the horizon!