I’ve just gone on Maternity leave (or mat leave – an undignified name which seems to say something of becoming a domestic doormat to me), and so far, I have to say, it’s been a great. Before, when I’ve always tried to stuff in a bit of writing around work, I found it pretty frustrating to find the time, and more crucially, the brain power to write anything much. My little notebook has been accompanying me around for a few months on the suggestion of other bloggers (thanks guys :)), which has allowed me to jot down ideas and the odd poem, but nothing much of consequence has happened.
However, in the last few days, I’ve managed to finish and edit one short story, and write one and a half more. All this on top of getting thoroughly distracted by social media. With any luck, I might actually be able to make some progress on the long stalled couple of novels on the drawing board. I’ve also promised to get out hard copies of the novel, and write some guest posts I’ve promised. Fingers crossed!
I am acutely aware that when bub does decide to make an appearance, it will probably be some time before the brain is in any fit shape to write, but for now, I’m relishing the opportunity. Nothing like a non-negotiable timeline to get things moving!