Progress Check

This week is my kids’ Spring Break.
We opted out of traveling in favor of paying some bills, but still had something going every day.

We went to the @sciencemuseumofvirginia (TWICE), saw a dome show about superhero dogs (6-year-old said this was better than Mario!) went to the movie theater (MARIO!), played some games (MARIO KART!), went to the library, spent all our birthday gift cards on D&D nerf guns and Pokémon stuffies, played at the playground (THE FLOOR IS LAVA!), got cool haircuts…

And I felt great about all of it.

Not least because I made myself get up early the first three days to get two uninterrupted hours of writing done. I wrote more in those two hours a day than I usually write the whole time they’re at school. Deadlines, man.

Thursday we spent the morning outside because it was supposed to rain the rest of the week (got a gorgeous light storm with slightly terrifying green skies last night), and then the kids spent some quality time with Nana while I did my first professional Zoom interview.

I had a great time talking with the inspiring Chrishaun Keller-Hanna about some of the challenges of a career in writing, and redefining what success means to you. I’m pretty sure there are some quotes in there that are going to be stuck up on people’s motivation boards. Watch for next month’s issue of @indieauthormagazine.

This week’s writing progress:
-Wrote 3,453 words
-Participated in #moodpitch, and got my first agent like
-Interviewed a writing role model

Overall, I’m feeling very positive about where I am now. I know that this mindset is probably temporary, but I got here, and I can get here again.

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