As of today, I’ll be taking a short break from Cecile’s Writers. I’ve just given birth to my first-born and will be fully concentrating on him for the time-being. Hopefully, I’ll be back to posting blogs in a month or so. But that, of course, depends on how things go. My fellow Cecile’s Writers will continue to post and blog, so there’ll be no lack of content.
I can’t help but wonder if having a child and becoming a mum will change my writing. It’s already noticed a change as far as quantity is concerned. In the first trimester of pregnancy, I didn’t get a word down on paper (or a word typed on the screen) due to nausea; and in the past few months, I’ve written less due to lack of sleep. (Although all mothers have warned me that that’s nothing to what’s yet to come after birth).
But I’m very curious to discover if he’ll influence the content of my writing. Will I see the world differently and will that reflect in how I write? Or what I write about?
So, you mums, and of course dads, out there: what was your experience? Does having a child influence your writing? And any tips on how to get back into the swing of writing between feedings and diaper changes?