Hello word nerds. I’ve missed you. Things have been pretty busy over here at Casa de la Brasch. For starters, I had a baby. I’ve never done that before. It was pretty crazy, let me tell you. But totally awesome and worth it. I was filled with, “I am woman, hear me roar!” type pride. I think Mic Drop moments in the delivery room should be mandatory. Don’t get me wrong, there were also tears and swear words and drugs. It was glorious. Then, BAM! Baby!
Since baby, I’ve been learning how to be a mother. There’s a steep learning curve for ya. And also wondering why I never realized just how little sleep the human body needs to function. It’s all good though. I have learned the art of the cat nap.
Life was pretty much: Play with baby. Sleep when baby sleeps. Feed baby. Repeat.
Cooking wasn’t even on my radar. On a related note: Progresso soup and pop tarts are totally delicious, am I right?
But I love every second with my little cub.
We love music and dance time every day! We really know how to have fun together.
But then something wonderful happened! What you ask? My baby started sleeping! Months and months (AND MONTHS) after all my friend’s kids started sleeping, mine finally considered it and found the idea amiable. And when he napped, I was like, “Hey. Remember that time I was a writer? I liked that shit.” I even got new book ideas!
And while I’m convinced there’s an alarm to wake a baby underneath a mother’s pillow that the weight of a human head activates – I even managed to pick up a book or two and read for fun! Much like the pillow alarm, cracking open a book can also wake a child in another room instantaneously. Proceed with caution.
Ahhhh, secret reading.
So now I’m drunk with sleep, baby snuggles, and book stuff. DRUNK WITH THE POWER, I SAY. And also maybe a glass of wine here and there. Just a small one.
How have you all been? If you’ve been reading anything fabulous you’re under moral obligation to share. I’m too tired to keep up with the hot new books, so tell me all about ’em. (Dying to get my hands on The Girl on the Train, though. Bonus points if you want to tell me what you thought of that one.)
That’s all for now. We’ll talk soon I’m sure!
Warning: This post has some swear words. It’s actually quite funny. But if you’re not a fan of the swearing, possibly you want to skip this one.
Where have I been, you ask. Or maybe you don’t. Fine. Be rude and don’t care. I’ll tell you where I’ve been anyway.
I’ve been here. Busy Busy Busy.
I was writing!
And when that was done, I started editing.
Then something amazing happened. AMAZING. Someone read my book – OTHER THAN MY MOM- and really liked it. You guys, I swear. It’s true. I’m not making it up. I.KNOW.
They liked it so much in fact that they want to publish it.
WHAT?!?! Yes. You read that right. Want to read it again? Hang on. I do….
Ahh. Yes. Entranced Publishing has signed The Artemis Series. Intelligent, capable and ballsy heroines. Adventure. Villains. Sexiness. All of it. Yes. This is happening.
I have been pretty darn excited but have managed to contain myself for the most part.
Just kidding. I’m beside myself.
Entranced is awesome. It’s a fantastic team and bonus, the other Entranced writers are pretty kick ass themselves. I know. It works out well because I love books and they write them, too. SQUEE!
So there’s my update, kids. What have I missed while I’ve been in the write cave? Fill me in!