This is the first Thursday in quite a while that I've had some time to sit and write. And when I went to update my wordcount, I realized I have gone backwards. I think I did some editing a couple of weeks ago, and removed a few unnecessary scenes. So I'm still hovering just a little above the the 50k mark on my sci fi/romance. Ah well. It's moving, even if slowly.
Also on the writing front, I'm talking with a few friends from RWA about starting a mini crit circle. We could meet more often, and read each others work every time, instead of every 4-5 months like in our big RWA crit group. The big group is still exceedingly beneficial, but we all feel like we could use more of a nudge to get writing more often. Now I must work out scheduling within my family.
Speaking of family, life is beginning to normalize. The most intrusive part of our forced kitchen remodel (not a full gut job...just a new french door and new floor) is done with. We have trimwork to do--baseboards and door casings--but those don't require us to give up use of the entire kitchen, breakfast room, and family room.
The requests for overtime at work should end by Sunday night. Not that I am likely to work this weekend--I'm not quite full-time normally, and I'm already putting in "overtime" to bump up to 40 hours. Quite enough (actually, more than enough) for me. Unless I want to take a little extra time off next week. Hmmm...must think about that.
We have officially heard from one of the potential kindergardens for my daughter--she's been accepted! Hooray! One less stressor for me. Well, except that she was accepted by the school we really liked--and that co$ts just as much as full-time daycare if not more--which doesn't mean we can consider downsizing our income any time soon.
But, it's a point we can plan from. I like being able to plan. Funny that, seeing as how I'm a pantser when I write. Maybe I have to feel freer when I write to counterbalance my need to plan the rest of my life.