You know what, everyone? I feel a bit like this right now, except not a dude in boxer shorts (though he’s fun to look at, right?):
Why? Well, because I did it. I wrote everyday last week. I mean, some days were a little sparse. But adding 100 words is 100 words that weren’t there before. And today I had an AWESOME day. A day so awesome it deserved all caps. I’m taking a dinner break now–darn family has to eat and all that jazz–but I am a little under 1000 words away from being done with Act I of this novel. WOOT!
It feels awesome to know that. I have a plan, it’s working out. I know where I am structurally in my story. I know where I need to go from here. Hence the victory dance. Act I is a pretty decent celebration milestone, I think.
Also, I was a reading fiend. I finished two books–one YA and one MG.
As for finding my writing routine–still working on it. I find I get my best word flow in the morning, but with the kids it can be tough to squeeze in. I get the most time at night after they’ve gone to bed, but often I’m so exhausted it’s hard to keep my eyes open. But I’m getting there. I think if I can get a good chunk of words in during the morning hours, I don’t feel so stressed about them the rest of the day. Then I can rest easier at night when I try to get more in. Less pressure. We’ll see how it works out.
So, that’s where I am this week. How did all of you do?