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I’ve gotten back to writing a bit. I’ve restrained myself from crocheting for a while. I’ve been reading this week though. I don’t get a chance to read very often. When I read, I tend to tune out the rest of the world, and if it’s really good I won’t take a break until I find a good stopping point. I can’t let myself do this very often with a four-year-old. This time I’m trying to spread it out over several days so I don’t completely ignore him.

A new book by one of my favorite authors just came out, “Raven’s Ladder” by Jeffrey Overstreet. His books are awesome, anybody who reads this should check out his Auralia Thread books. His writing is full of imagination, beauty, and fascinating characters. Every time I read one of his books, it inspires me to write more.

I don’t have much time to write today. I have to read some more, of course. Also, I need to catch up on dishes, etc. and still find time to play outside with my little man. The weather has finally become tolerable enough to go out. It’s been cold, icy, & icky for so long that I think he’s forgotten that the outdoors even exist.

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Things aren’t looking very favorable for me to finish my 50,000 words for the month.  I know it’s still the first week of the contest, but I’ve only been able to find time to write two out of the past four days.  My little one has been refusing to take a nap pretty often lately.  I put him to bed, sit down at the computer, read the last paragraph, get ready to start writing, and….. here comes Little One trotting out of his room with some excuse for not sleeping.  I deal with it and put him back to bed.  Then the cycle repeats itself for two whole hours.  That is what my day was like yesterday.  I’m hoping he will sleep today, but I doubt I’ll be able to catch up to my quota outside of an amazing bit of inspiration.

But I’m not giving up.  I don’t care if I “win” the contest, though that would be a great achievement.  I’ll be happy to just get started on my novel.  Writing a novel is something I’ve wanted to do since I was a little girl, so, hopefully, this will give me the motivation I need to continue after National Novel Writing Month is over and eventually have a great novel that I can be proud of.

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