Kittens, I just experienced the best weekend ever. I did only one thing – write. I didn’t clean the house, or cook a meal, or go anywhere. It was heaven.
I started by taking part of the day off on Friday. While Moon was at school, and JD was running around doing errands, I moved my laptop out to the screened-in porch. I’d already printed out my entire manuscript, WITH EDITOR NOTES, so all I needed was to grab a blanket and some pillows, and I was set. I sat outside for 3 hours making revisions. Did I mention it as heaven?
On Saturday, JD dropped Moon off at the horse barn. She had volunteered to help at the horse show they were holding, and we thought it would be a good idea to let her do it alone. I’m all about empowering my daughter to be independent especially when it means I can lay on the couch in my pj’s. While she was gone, I continued my string of doing nothing except writing by sitting on the porch for another SIX hours. I know what you’re thinking. Just how bad WAS my first draft? Really bad, apparently because I still wasn’t finished.
Sunday, we all skipped church because Jesus loves us anyway and it was raining. While the rest of the family snuggled in front of the tv, I SAT ON THE PORCH AND WROTE. I’m happy to announce that after 3 days and hours and hours of revision, I’m half way done! Yay, me.
In addition to all of the awesome writing I got done, I also managed to get the stray cat that visits to eat a can of sardines. It’s not as easy as it sounds, since every time I come close, he runs and hides in the woods. A couple of weeks ago I left him some tuna, and a few days ago, he left a dead squirrel on my doorstep. We’re making progress, slow and maybe gross progress, but progress all the same.
It’s a lot like revision.