The two sweetest, most restorative words in the English language. Yesterday around 3:30, I added those 2 to the nearly 66,000 others on my 230 page manuscript, and declared myself an aspiring novelist.
Whoo hoo. I finished in 23 days!
I learned a few things in the process.
1. Anything I write while the girls are awake and playing among themselves is likely to have is likely to have gibberish somewhere in the middle of it :)
2. Tell Maya you're writing a book and she'll fill you with inspiration (for example, it should have a dinosaur, but no scary monsters)
3. Spending a couple of hours a day slamming out nearly 3,000 words of fiction leads to an overactive imagination... A funny trait in kids, but kinda irritating in adults when nearly every conversation derails on a tangent: "wouldn't it be funny if ..."
Phew,my November novel writing is over, just in time for pie baking season!
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