Our second child’s due date is October 17, 2016. There are many baby-related things we need to do before that date: pick a name; find and clean all of the baby toys in the attic; convert my office to the baby’s room (which is the only part I’m feeling sad about). But those aren’t the only things I want to accomplish by that date. My other goals have nothing to do with the baby at all, but with writing (of course).
After October 17 (or thereabouts), much will be uncertain. Will the baby sleep enough for me to sleep AND to write? How long will it take him/her to get on a day/night schedule? How will we all adjust to a two-child household? My productivity will be dependent on those factors for awhile. I hope I’ll be able to do more than I expect; I wrote almost two-thirds of the first draft of Waist in the first three months after my son was born. But I can’t count on that time. [Read more…]