Great movie, nothing to do with this post.
It may sound strange, but if past experience is anything to go by, my productivity is likely to go up with a new baby in the house. Why, because if I get him on an 11pm or even midnight last bottle schedule, it gives me some extra hours with which to write.
I’m not sure if it will go exactly the same this time, but I do look forward to giving it a good try. I would love to get this novel sorted out before the end of the month. or as close to it as possible.
That being said,my old ways are no longer going to apply, not for the forseeable future at least. I am going to have to adapt, something I usually have a difficulty with. But when it comes to the kids, I seem to find a way to transition that doesn’t make me feel as though I am out of my normal routine. It is quite remarkable.
Writing for the time being is going to be more a case of grabbing at it sentence by sentence. A paragraph here and sentence there. Hopefully I will be able to hit in the region of 1k – 1500 a day. We will see.
I am interested to see the impact a 4th child will have on us. I remember the jump of going from one to two was almost nothing, but then from two to three was a big change that we all needed to get used to. Now, I am tempted to think that 3-4 is the same as 1-2, and until now, the whole day he has been home, things have gone easily. Damon doesn’t cry, he sleeps and is a happy chap when awake. Even in the night, he didn’t cry for food. I’m sure that will change thought haha.
Being able to adapt or at least think on your feet with children around is a key part of the process, and with that quite well mastered I am sure this new stage of the family journey will be a fun one.
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aww! Look at that baby! Precious.. Good luck getting setting things up for yourself.. I think once you get in a routine you’ll be a-ok. And yeah, a page here and a sentence there adds up before you know it. 😀
Congrats on the new little one and good luck!
thanks Darlene. It will take a few days, but as you say, once everything settles down and we find out groove everything will filter into place.
Damon is gorgeous but I’m still reeling from the ease [?] with which you seem to combine all the facets of your life! I find it hard enough just to write and cook dinner.
Keep these posts coming Alex – Damon already feels like ‘one of us’ 😀
Thanks Andrea, he is a cutie and a well behaved little guy. He is tiny, compared to the other three when they were born haha.
-grin- bigger is not always better!