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This month I’ve been really slacking on the writing. What to know why? Two words: morning sickness. Though why it is called morning is beyond me since, as most women who have been pregnant know, it’s morning, noon, and night. For example, yesterday I got a call from a woman at the “advanced age mother’s program” at my insurance company. (Thanks. Now I feel better about myself. I mean, I know I’m not 20 anymore, but do we really have to call it “advanced age”? Couldn’t we call it “more prepared” or “more experienced”? We are highly hormonal, you know. People have been killed for saying less about pregnant woman at this stage.) The woman asked me a series of questions about how my pregnancy was gogin so far. When she got to the one about morning sickness, I had to laugh at her. “How many of the last 24 hours would you say you have experienced any nausea?”
“Um, all of them?”
“And of the last 48 hours?”
“All of them.”
“And of the last-“
“Let me just save you some time here. Whatever time frame you’re giving me, the answer is all of them.”
She then went on to ask what kinds of foods I was eating. Did she not just hear me? 24/7 nausea. I’m not eating food. Okay, *chewing and swallowing* - toast. Digesting - none. Unless water counts as a food.
Anyway, as you can imagine, it makes it a little bit hard to write. Love scenes are DEFINITELY out at the moment. (Why would I want to write about what put me in this position in the first place?! Let me tell you, there would be a lot of condoms involved.) My characters have not eaten a meal since the beginning of the book. No food scenes whatsoever. No humor scenes either. It’s hard to think funny when you’re constantly running to pray to the porcelain gods. Which basically leaves me with shooting scenes. I’ve been shooting a LOT of people lately. (See hormonal reference above.) This book is going to be chock full of action.
The one nice side effect of being newly pregnant? My memory is totally shot. I’ve completely forgotten when my deadline for this book is. Convenient, right? ;)
Okay, if anyone has any remedies for morning sickness, lay ‘em on me. So far MetroMint peppermint water is my best friend, but I’m so open to suggestions!