This time last week, I had around 6,000 words written. As of today, that total is a hair over 15,000. Five story/chapters finished. And 26 more to go.
Honestly, I’m having trouble finding the time and energy to write this one. I’m trying, like I do every summer, to get the house in better, more easily maintained as livable, shape for the school year, when I’ll have less time and energy to keep up with it.
Sad to say, but writing, as much as I need to do it, is at the bottom of my priorities list. It doesn’t keep my house, takes time away from caring for the kids, and I don’t sell enough to pay the bills. I seriously don’t have the resources–time or money–to spend promoting my work so that it sells better, either.
Speaking of housework and kids…
The kids are old enough now to really be able to help with housework. Daniel, my son, can put all of his laundry away by himself. Kathryn still needs help sorting it into types, and getting it into the right drawers. Kathryn feeds the dog, and Daniel holds the 20 foot leash when the dog is in the front yard. Both kids put their dirty dishes in the sink. Both kids clean their own rooms daily, and help with the living room. And Daniel has started using the dust buster on the couch, after they eat granola bars for breakfast.
This means that I have more time and energy for other parts of the housework, and leaves more energy to write.
So, bottom of the priorities list, yes, but I’m able to do more with help.