I'm always impatient when I have to recover from anything, and this childbirth is no exception. I gather I lost a lot of blood, because I still feel a little weak and light headed two weeks later. When I asked my husband if it was possible that I had lost that much blood, he nodded. I guess I got torn up pretty bad.
Mega thanks goes out to my mother, who has been a lifesaver, looking after our oldest boy and making us gourmet meals. She's done a few night shifts with the baby too, but I'm to the point where I can do more of those, with Trevor's help. Trevor, also, has been amazing. He even managed to get permission to stay in the hospital with me overnight a few times to help with the baby - which is not the hospital's policy.
Meanwhile, I've just learned that my story, The River People, will be in issue #15 of The Black Gate, and I'm excited to see it in print. Just now I replied to the editor's email with the final details for byline and photo credit. That same magazine also purchased another story by me, which will come out in a future issue.
As I recover, I'm casting about for the next story idea. Not that I have shortage of ideas. I need to decide which one I'm most excited about, though. Not sure if I'll do a short story or a novel next. I also need to get my submissions revved up again. I've got a short story to get out in circulation, and still need to do more agent queries on my two novels. At least boredom isn't an issue for me!