For the first time since graduate school, when a speech by Madeline Albright and accompanying protesters inspired me to write a complete but unread essay, I have completed a writing goal.
Admittedly, it was a small goal. I decided that if I really intend to write a novel in the fall, I should complete a smaller project first. Thanks to an hour of daily story time with two young children, my head is fairly brimming with picture book ideas.
Last night, I completed a (very rough) draft of a 1,000 word children's story. The unfinished product in no way resembles the slightly irreverent, endearing, and parent-friendly vision that sounded so good in my head. But maybe, with a bit of editing, it will get there.
For now, I'm thrilled that I've completed something. Multiply this little effort by 50,000 and I'll complete the NaNoWriMo challenge!
Gems worth Re-Reading
About Growing Baby Doing Good Together Elliot Rose Family Rituals Fie Flora and Fauna For the Love of Learning Greenish In My Opinion Just for Laughs Just for Me Making Tinkles Maya Mindfulness Mmm... So Tastey NaNoWriMo News of the Day Noveling Photo Friday Sewing Sisterly Love Sweet Dreams The Chicken Ladies the end Tonsils We like to Move It Move It Wonderment