This morning was a good time to realize that none of this would be possible without my little support team.
My DH has to getup at 530 or 6 AM to be with the Littlest when she hears us leaving. If I stayed home in bed like a sane Mommy on vacation, we would all get more sleep and I would be around to help cook breakfast.
My Middle Son (MS) helps DH with Littlest, sometimes entertaining her for hours playing horse and dog.
Littlest lives without me. She asks “Mommy, do you have to go to Writing today?” and “Can you play with me when you get home?” She already knows that her name will be on the dedication page.
Eldest gives me the motivation to get up and get writing because she has to get up for work. And I have to drive her to the bus stop. She also helps out tons with Littlest and MS when I’m at Writer’s Group on weekends.
So, while I am committed to getting this book revised and published, without their support it would be NO THING.
And yes, I do wonder if I could have done this in my thirties before all of them.
I had entire summers to do anything- and I did. I traveled, I wandered, I relaxed. Prewriting.
Writing notes: 2, 596 words created today in four scenes. Yippeee!! I even beat yesterday’s numbers.
Of course, there may be pieces to be cut later, I think I tend to blabber on in dialog a bit, but most of the scenes are fairly tight and fit into the plot righteously.
Hawaii notes: Rainy day that turned into a sunny one. So many nene flying over against the biting wind, silhouetted in the rising sun that I think it was the same few circling.
Thank you my family.