Doing a little dance

I’m doing a little dance while I sit at my desk, aka the couch. I just hit 40,000 words for my NaNoWriMo story. I’m so excited. I wrote over 3,000 words tonight which is a feat in itself, at least for me. Making it to 40,000 words has given me the confidence to make it to 50,000. Even though the story’s climax is what helped me reach the 40,000 mark, I know I’ll be able to write another 10,000 words to pull all the loose ends together. Granted I’m sure once I start going through to edit, I’ll be cutting a lot of those words, but hey, NaNoWriMo will be over by then and it won’t matter and my first book from start to finish will be done. I’ve been thinking about this for years, YEARS!  And I’m so close.

On the other front, I’m not as close as I would like to be.  I just saw my midwife this morning and she thinks I’m on target for my due date, 4 weeks away.  I was hoping she was going to tell me it looked like I was going to be early, but nope.  I’m ready though.  Maybe if I keep thinking I’ll deliver early, I’ll will it into happening.  Never know.  I even put the car seat in the car today, with the “help” of my daughter.  I had to move her seat from the middle to the side behind my seat.  She wasn’t too happy about that.  She wants to sit next to the baby.  It’s probably a good thing that the two seats didn’t fit right next to each other though.  This way she’ll still be able to see the baby, but won’t be able to touch it.  Even though I don’t worry about her with the baby, sometimes her idea of play or being gentle isn’t always our pets idea of the same thing.  I’m sure there will be times like this with the baby.  At least I won’t have to worry about them while I drive.  Now I’ll probably just have my seat kicked everywhere we go.  The other option would be to have the infant seat behind me, but then I’d have to have my seat closer to the steering wheel than I’d like it to be.  I figured having my seat kicked occasionally was better than driving way to close to the steering wheel and having bent legs all the time.  I may change my mind though.  We’ll see.

Well, another week of crazy writing and then November will be done and with it NaNoWriMo.  Then my life will take on a new kind of crazy.  I keep hearing going from one child to two is hard, that I have no idea how hard it’s going to be.  I can’t wait (there’s a tone of sarcasm that goes with that if you couldn’t tell).  For now, I’m just focusing on one day at a time.  One day of writing done and another to look forward to tomorrow.  I’ve done it each day so far and plan on continuing.  I’m sure I’ll look at life the same after November, still one day at a time.


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