I am a fulltime writer due with my first in November, and frankly, I'm getting freaked out about how to manage my work life post-baby.
I've done lots of different kinds of writing for my bread & butter--book analysis for movie studies & production companies, paid blogging, print & online reviewing, and screenwriting.
I am currently in the middle of a TV screenplay project, and am not going to be finished with it before the baby comes. I think I can probably take off until after the holidays but come January I've got to start writing again in order to deliver on my contractual obligations.
I'm very intimidated by this idea. I don't have a choice in the matter, and I'm nervous about how to make it work with a baby who is still that new. I think we could afford a mother's helper, but with breastfeeding I imagine that when the baby is awake, the baby will want to be with me anyway. So that leaves naptime, I guess. I am a pretty motivated/organized writer & have always been good with time management, so I'm not worried that I won't get my priorities straight (ie surf the web when I should be writing). But the uncertainty and unpredictability is stressful to contemplate.
(Of course, as boatbaby might be dealing with as well, the screenwriters' union is threatening to go on strike, so all of this could be a moot issue.)
I've also got a novel in the works... pretty much a polish away from being ready to show my agent. My ultimate dream is to be a novelist mama!
Anyway, glad to find all of you