Monday, July 10, 2006

Still Here. Also, Thanks!

Blogging! I used to blog regularly. 5 days a week, in fact! But lately . . .

I do still have things to say, I think. And I have some actual journal entries to transcribe, from when - at Paul's request - I wasn't blogging about my pregnancy. (And that made it very hard to say anything here at all, I might add.)

But lately I find myself less willing to push myself past exhaustion, and instead I often go to bed at a reasonable hour.

Also, I'm working on a thing. A piece of writing. Creative nonfiction. Perhaps, hopefully, one day, a book length thing. A book. About being pregnant and finding out about Ellie's diagnoses, and deciding to continue the pregnancy and what that was like, and about the heart surgery and what that was like, and starting her therapies and what that was like for me. A book. About my life.

To my surprise, I've found that when I'm writing about me there, I have less of an urge to write about me here. But I want to keep doing both; I think the daily habit of sitting down and writing about my thoughts each day is important. So I'll be back. I might just be a little sporadic until I fall back into the daily rhythm.

Ira Sukrungruang has a word for the practice of sitting down in the chair and just writing: Assitude. I like it.


  1. A book! How exciting! It's gonna be fantastic, well-written, informative, moving, blah blah blah. Both a book and a baby on the way...

  2. Oh, boy, oh, boy!!!! How exciting and wonderful and completely awesome. I'm wishing you the best for a peaceful, uneventful pregnancy. And I can't wait to read it!

  3. Read the book, I mean. Not the pregnancy, whatever that means. Darn pronouns.

  4. Thank you! Thank you both! Now I need to, er, go and keep writing. Without the impetus of deadlines, I've slowed somewhat. Good thing I'm keeping up with some of the people from my workshop, and we're reading each others' stuff. At this point, I still need that pressure.