Ive given myself a deadline to finish the first draft of the book for the middle of September and I’m only on page 39 now. I think that’s a total of 4 pages done in a week. Granted, we all got a cold and had farm work to do during that time, but still. It’s so hard to get into the groove and work on descriptives when my kids are running amok around me. I have tried so hard to find a part time nanny, but so far it’s been hard to nail one down. I think once school starts for Korben, I will put Adalyn into daycare twice a week a couple hours a day. This way, she can work on her language skills. Her brother and sister have/had issues speaking and I am starting to see it in her. I would like to try school before going through all the referrals and testing it takes to get speech therapy that didn’t really work for my kids until they started going to school. I think it would really help. And, bonus, I can get a couple solid hours in of child free writing while everyone is at school. 😃
I want so bad to write that script, guys. I can’t tell you how much easier it is to write a script with the kids around than it is to write a book. With the lack of detailed descriptions I am able to write so much faster. Dialogue flows so much more fluid, too. But I REALLY want to see this series done, complete. Not just for me, but for my readers. I started this story when I was in England with my sister and brother-in-law for a few months in 2003. That’s 16 years this story has been brewing and in the works. It started as a dream I had, like most of them do, and now it’s got two books. It needs one more to finish the story. JUST ONE! In a way, it sounds like a piece of cake, and in another, it sounds like running a full marathon and I am the opposite of “in shape” at the moment. 😂 🏃♀️
Anyways, here is to a page a day. I usually have a goal of 3 pages a day with scripts, but 1 page in book writing, with all the kids around and all the farm animals right now, sounds like a more achievable, yet still challenging, goal.
Wish me luck, guys!