last week’s update, on a Tuesday

My child is in love with outside lately. He would live outside if he could. He would sleep underneath a bush. He likes to pick up sticks and rocks and leaves and hide them in the seat of his Mickey Mouse bus. He likes to put pieces of bark in his mouth, try to catch ants, and run off farther than he’s allowed. Outside is a magical place.

My son went on his first date last weekend. Aren’t they cute? 🙂

Dylan and Ella's first date :)

Not a writer: An update for last week, lol.

Thanks to last week’s brownout, I have been a very productive writer. We had no TV, no DVDs, no PC to play games on for about five days.

Novel stats:
30,600 words (~28%)
94 pages
3 chapters out of 13 (I think it may be bad luck to have 13 chapters)

Chapter three is not quite wrapped up, but getting there. That will be my goal for the end of this week, to wrap up chapter three. Then comes chapter four! LOL! As if that wasn’t a logical conclusion 🙂

I have discovered that the novel is about friendship, among other things. How about that? It keeps surprising me as I write, as I find even more things that this novel is about. Big broad vague things. I never know what to say when people ask me what my novel is about. I say, it’s about a lot of things 🙂

Is it annoying to read about the progress of some novel you know nothing about? I never know how much to reveal, how much you guys as readers would want to know.

I woke up in the middle of the night a few nights ago to some idiot screeching tires. It sounded like he was trying to do donuts except that it’s June and he didn’t realize there’s no snow? Anyway, it inspired a scene for chapter four. A scene which I then had to get out of bed and write immediately! So, oddly enough, I thank him for that awful tire screeching at 3:00 a.m.

The internet has made me anti-social. This was a note I wrote down and I don’t remember what I wanted to say about it.

3 thoughts on “last week’s update, on a Tuesday

  1. One of my biggest fears about having children is that they’ll want to be inside all of the time with their video games and their Nickelodeon and their plastic guitars. So I am glad to hear that Dyl is crushing on the outdoors. And I am also glad to hear about the novel’s progress. Good work!

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