Yesterday was a good day as far as my writing is concerned. Josh was out of town and I was worried Noah would get fussy when he reailized his daddy wasn’t coming home last night, but he wasn’t. He was actually very cooperative and in a very good mood. He got hungry or needed changing at all the right moments, usually when I was starting to stumble onto a writer’s block or just needed to step away for a minute.
I am aiming to get 2,000 words written a day and yesterday I managed to 3,826 words down. Almost 2 days worth. I was extremely excited. I also got up with my high school English teacher and she is going to help me with the editing and revisions before I submit my manuscript to any agents. Hopefully, this will all work out. I’m probably going to have to pull some long hours at night to get it done, but it will definately be worth it in the end.
I have decided to give myself 5 chances to make it as a writer. I’m not going to be one of those people who writes their entire life and never has anything to show for it. Since I am a stay at home mom right now, and have the time to do it, I am going to write 5 novels. Only 5. If I don’t manage to get one of them published by then, then it would be time to find another career. Hopefully, it won’t come to that because this is something that I have always wanted to do. We’ll see what happens. Maybe if I get lucky, someone will snatch up the first novel that I am writing and then I’ll be in. Once you get an agent and publish your first book, it’s not as hard to get another published. Everyone keep your fingers crossed.
Anyway. It’s only 9:00 am right now. Think I’ll go fold some clothes and put on another load. And we have some chocolate chip cookie dough in the fridge…think I’ll whip those up while the baby is napping. Hope everyone has a happy Thursday!
Courtney Kirkland is a Southeast Alabama Writer & Designer. Since 2008, Courtney has passionately provided beautiful, intentional design to small businesses & bloggers and encouraged thousands to walk in a rich faith in any situation.