It was a great day for the beach. DH went hunting. The kids and I went down to Pahala to get some errands done and meet up with him.
Except that he didn’t get out of the woods until ten and then he cleaned his gun, finally meeting up with us at noon.
We were done our errands by nine, so we played at the playground, ate ice cream and then headed for the beach.
Sunny skies, crashing waves, a small protected pond.
Nice kids who shared their floating boards. Black sand, warm water. A sprinkler for Littlest to run through.
We had fun. Yippeee!
And, I didn’t write until 5:45 pm when I hauled myself (pushed by ever supportive DH) to the overlook.
I wrote 1, 050 new words and one nice big scene.
DH said I should stay out until 7:45, but it got pretty dark out there and I packed up and got home just in time for homemade pizza supper at 7:30.
Still pushing toward the goals, it is OK for life to intervene sometimes. Don’t make it a habit! 🙂
Speaking of habits, I’ve been thinking about what I will do when school starts again (it’s only three weeks away.)
I would love to continue this writing habit. I don’t think the manuscript will be completely ready to submit to agents or publishers. It will probably need some more spit shining. And even when it is totally done, there’s always the next book.
I’ve devised all sorts of plans through the years like trying to write during lunch break or for one hour after school is over. These never seem to work because school is so overpowering, there is always so much to do.
I’m thinking about getting up at four am instead of my normal five. Can I do it? Will one hour per day be useful or should I try and find three or four hours in a row on one day?