Monday, November 19, 2007
Pride and Pregnancy...
As most of you know, I'm officially pregnant! (and quite excited, though naturally also quite nervous!) I'm in my sixth week or so (I will get an official count and due date at the doctor next week!) and alternating between feeling great and feeling completely miserable! (sometimes all within the span of a single minute - I kid you not.) Add a couple of well-timed aches, a shortage of Diet Coke, mood swings, and trying not to fall asleep 24/7, my word count is, well...down.
I understand that I need rest, and trust me, I'm getting it! lol But any ideas from those who have been there? From those who understand how my concentration is half of what it used to be and my mind wanders like a puppy after being spun on a hardwood floor? (and usually it wanders straight over to a pregnancy website or some other wealth of - too much! - knowledge!)
Help! I don't want to not write for the next 8 months. I never thought this would be problem - me, the woman whose WIPs tend to never end!! lol I usually have a problem with too much word count than not enough. Procrastination has become my newest, most unwelcome attachment. Does this concentration thing get better or worse as the weeks pass? I'm hacking at my WIP here and there, but its literally mere words every few minutes, or mere words every few hours! At least its something, I suppose.
My perfectionist streak has also kicked in with a vengenance, and wow - its not pretty!! lol Crit partners, beware! =)
My baby better love to read, that's all I can say =P