This is the day I’ve been waiting for since NaNoWriMo 2010 when I finally decided that I was going to be a real writer.
Today, my youngest went to PreSchool!
It’s only three days a week for three hours at a time, but for a writer, that means I have about eight hours of (theoretically) peaceful writing time every week!
Today I got up early (the 4yo and I used to sleep in while Daddy drove the teenager to school, but now we all have to get up early together) and put my teenager’s hair in a bun. The 4yo was super excited about her first day of school, and we took lots of pictures.
I’m just coming off of two weeks of sickness. I still have a perforated ear drum and a lingering cough, but overall I feel much better. I did get almost 1,000 words down this morning while both kids were at school. Being tired held me back more than anything.
Goals? These past two weeks were sick time. Only a little bit of writing was done, but I’m OK with that. I was glad to be getting over the infection by the time school began, so I got off to a good start today.
Hopefully I’ll be able to consistently dedicate those few precious hours each week to writing. It’s tempting to start a load of laundry, or check facebook, or do one of the dozens of things I’d like or need to do. But writing, especially novel writing, is something that is best done when I know I won’t be interrupted. Laundry, facebook… all those things I can do even if kids are chanting “MommyMommyMommy!” I’m even going to try to use the mornings when my 4yo is home to do some writing as well. I’m used to doing my writing at night, but with the new schedule that’s just not feasible.
Is anyone else’s schedule changing drastically?
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