What do I name this child? (Because I need to know NOW, not months from now when the baby is born.)
What do I know about taking care of a baby? (Yes, it's my third, but my memory is short.)
What can I get done before my baby comes? That is...What can I get WRITTEN before my baby comes?
With my little girl, I had this very realistic dream about finishing my book and submitting it before she was born. I even had a great daydream that involved sitting in my L&D suite, heavily medicated, and receiving a call from Dream Agent. Well, I did finish my book, but it was far from ready for submission. So no, there wasn't a call from Dream Agent, and even if all those elements did fall into place my daydream just wouldn't have worked out because that epidural came WAY too late.
So, this time, since I learned my lesson last time, I am going to have the very realistic dream of finishing my book and submitting it before the baby is born.
Wait, same goal. Remember what I said about a short memory? Well there it is.
Has anyone had a writing goal prior to the birth of a baby? Don't you think it is sort of our way of nesting?