Wow! Just when I thought I could write no more, I’m writing a post about writing so much, my wrists are no longer my friends! This past month, I decided to try something new, like abandoning my blog, yes, I know. Some of us, including me might think it would be a new recipe, a new book, a new sport perhaps. No, no, no, I decided I’d try this great new challenge, to write a 50,000 word novel. How long did I have to complete it you ask? Oh, you know, a month! Crazy, right? But, I did it! And, since it was my first year attempting it, I was a little lackluster in my effort the first week or two or three and so half of my words happened in one week! That’s right! And, it’s important to know now I can do that much if I feel it’s important to me and I prioritize my life to reflect that goal. This experience will stay with me as a metaphor for a lot of different challenges I will face in life.
Two things made it unique for me, aside from the obvious accomplishment. My mom is excited about writing a story next year and my daughter, who is 7 years old, walked up to me as I was standing in a rare moment of pause and she looked up at me with those sweet eyes of hers and said very simply; “Mama, you inspire me, I think I can write a book now too.” I gave her a big hug and told her how much it made my heart smile to hear such a wonderful thought, and she was on her way nodding, saying; “Yes, I think I can do it now.”