Last night, after soccer games, dinner and a couple of beers, I sat down to write the first words for this month's NaNoWriMo adventure. I'm cheating a bit since I'm writing nonfiction, but anything that will motivate me to keep going is a good thing. I convinced the kids to join me through the Young Writer's Program. They did not join me in the writing adventure. Sigh. Geeky Boy played games, of course, and Geeky Girl was watching the Phillies game. I think I'll be able to convince them this afternoon, or bribe them, or threaten, whatever.
Tomorrow is election day and it's my last election as judge in the precinct. I chose not to run again. I may return to working the polls in a few years, but I needed a break. It should be a slow day, and I'm bringing my computer to get some writing done. Wednesday, I'm off to a conference until Saturday. I'm looking forward to it, especially to being away from all my momly responsibilities for a while (sorry, kids). But it will be hard to keep up with the writing. We'll see.
I must admit that after Halloween, I start pining for the Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays, which feel like one giant slugfest. After running a fairly tight ship around here, I'm looking forward to lying on the couch watching tv, eating turkey and doing not much of anything. Until then, I've got three weeks and 48,500 words to go.