Although my life has been super hectic of late, on Thursday last week I cancelled all plans and achieved the ultimate parenting holy grail: both kids napping at the same time. For two whole hours!
I’d had some book related ideas swirling around in my head for a while, and was desperate to get them out. I actually drew a spider diagram before booting up the laptop – this is a huge step for me, because usually I avoid pen and paper like the plague. When I did fire up the beast I focused on the task at hand and wrote about three thousand words. It felt so positive, like I was working towards a big bright future.
The thing is, writing really is addictive and all I want to do now is write write write! I’ve been very inspired by other writing friends banging out tens of thousands of words each month. I’m hereby setting my own challenge: first draft written by the end of September. That’s almost three months, and hopefully realistic to achieve.
We’ll soon find out. Wish me luck!