Ask me a question, any question! Tez was so kind to ask the first two, so here they are with my brilliant answers:
Question 1: Since your daughter was born, have you been writing less?
Answer 1: I write 5k a day, have a spotless house and cook four course gourmet meals every night. I am a fiction writer, after all. 😉
Honestly, pregnancy brain hit me hard, and I actually stopped writing way before I had the baby. Once the baby arrived, I spent most of my “free time” editing and entering contests. It wasn’t until I got The Call in January that I got serious about making time to write again. Deadlines are a good motivator. I have less time than I did pre-baby, but I’m much more efficient with it.
Question 2: Have you hired a baby-sitter so you can get some writing done?
Answer 2: Still working on it. Now that she is 13 months I feel a lot better about leaving her in a stranger’s capable hands. She is extremely social and inquisitive, so I think she’ll really like being in a school environment. Yesterday I had my first full day without the baby and I wrote 5 thousand words!! (Not-fiction!)
Question 3: Are you still in love with secret-baby plots after having a baby of your own?
Answer 3: THOSE BOOKS WERE WRITTEN BY CHILDLESS PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER MET A BABY. Just kidding. I LOVE being a mommy, but for a while there I was pretty convinced that the only people who liked the secret-baby plots so common in the romance genre were childless people and women too old to remember what it was like to have a newborn. I’m probably still right, but after a year my brain has already blocked the shock and exhaustion that characterizes new parenthood. So, short answer: yes. I’m a sucker for them again. Babies! So cute! Heroes who like babies! ADORABLE!
Question 4: Did you watch the royal wedding?
Answer 4: You know that thing about parenthood? You sleep when the baby sleeps. If my baby is sleeping at 3 am, I am certainly NOT up watching tv, Fabulous hats or no.
Maybe if I had known about the Fabulous hats ahead of time I would have made an exception.
Now a question for you, dear readers: Did YOU watch the royal wedding?