Today was the first day that I really felt like I no longer have a real job. I got up and took Lily to school, then went to a coffee shop and wrote for an hour. When I got home, I was exhausted (I don’t sleep well), so Chris was nice enough to let me take a 15 minute nap. When I got up he went down to his office and I took over Austin. By which I mean, I turned off the TV and told him to go play while I grabbed my laptop and settled in to the corner of our couch and continued to write.
You see, this morning, I thought I was about 4000 words away from the end of the book. I had the scenes all planned out.
But it got longer.
I wrote for an hour, got Austin lunch (he was hungry at 10:30am) wrote for a while longer, and then took him to the library. I tried to write there, but the words weren’t coming. When we got home, I wrote for a while, then played an hour-long game of Sorry! (I won) and then wrote for a while longer. Austin and I took a 30 minute nap (two naps in one day!) after which I wrote again while Austin played. Then it was time to get Lily and make dinner.
So…total words written today: 5755.
But wait! Did you know I’m doing NaNoWriMo? Yeah, sometimes I forget too. Because I’m trying to finish the 4th re-write of the book I’ve been working on for the last two years, while also actually trying to entirely draft another book. That one isn’t coming along so well, but I’m still shooting to finish the draft by the end of the month. I have a really good outline, so I know where I’m going. I just need to spend the time to get there.