Pulling up my pants!
After doing my GST the other day I realised I need to pull on my Big Girl Pants and get writing. If anyone ever tells you that farming is a licence to print money, laugh. You'd believe me if you saw the state of my bank account. And you'd stop dreaming of moving to the country if you only knew.
I'm not saying that writing is the equivalent to having a money tree growing in the back yard either, that's for sure, but hopefully one day it might supplement our income enough so I can afford to buy a new fridge.
Of course my dream is to write all day...I'd lock myself up in a room where I don't have to stop to make lunch or dinner or do laundry or answer the call of "Mom!". I'll have to wait for my kids to leave home before this dream even has a chance of coming true and even then I suppose I'll still have to feed my husband.
Every once in a while I catch a glimpse of this dream life though. Like today, I'm home all alone. The kids are at school and are even staying late for ukulele lessons and Mick's gone to town and won't be back until after he picks the kids up. So today I'm living the dream!
To top it off, my wonderful editor has given my an extension for Because of You. The good news is I have more time to get Because of You written, the bad news is, I have a deadline. I don't like deadlines. But they do push me to get done on time, which I suppose is the whole point, isn't it?
This new deadline is in a couple of weeks and I need to get a certain amount of words written every day to be done in time. Currently the required daily word count is just over 4000. Today I'm hoping to add extra words to that target because the weekends are usually write-offs with the kids being home. I can write 1500 in an hour so technically on a good day I should be able to get 12,000 down on paper...or the screen, as the case may be. But I haven't had a day like that in months and months. It's my goal in life to be able to hit that target every day. Just imagine the amount of books I'd be able to pump out then!
Speaking of meeting word targets, I'd better get writing.
'Til next time,
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