Man, it’s like the Beatles said:
Wake up. Get out of bed. Draw a comb across my head. Well, maybe not the last part. But the days really are just flying by in a kind of cyclical way. And I’m only working half-time right now. I’ve been sleeping in late because the baby keeps us up at night. In the morning I want to spend time with Kelly and the baby, and we linger in front of the TV. Then I head off to work around 12:30 for 4 concentrated hours of whatever it is I do. Then it’s back home. Dinner. Take Zachary for a walk. And thus begins the long journey toward sleep: giving Zach a bath, feeding him, getting him in his jammies, and finally getting him down to sleep. It’s exhausting.
And yet I’ve got a Post-It on my office computer with a list of 6 story projects (5 shorts and 1 novel) that I want to be working on, but on which I am making on the barest of progress.
Yesterday, I received the trifecta of science fiction magazines in the mail: one each of ANALOG, ASIMOV’S and F&SF. Today, I received Jennifer Pelland’s collection, Unwelcome Bodies from Apex Book Company. I’m still working my way through Lord of the Rings (about which I will have more to say when I finish it). And I once again have a significant backlog of science magazines to get through.
(Some people tell me to skip the science magazines. Heck no! They are a great source of story ideas, to say nothing of pretty much the one way I keep educating myself on the sciences.)
Doug sent us one more form to sign for the mortgage and we’ve signed it and sent it back.
Zachary is sleeping. He had a good night last night and slept for 4 hours in one stretch which is pretty remarkable for the little guy. I’m hoping that is a new trend.