Kid is in Vacation Bible School this week, so both today and yesterday, I was able to drop her off at church then take my stuff to a coffeeshop and actually work, knowing I wouldn't be interrupted for 2 hours.
It was glorious.
I got so much done. Not in words written (although I did get some words written), but just in thinking and pondering and editing. Getting my head into the book.
I can safely say, after spending a couple of hours now reading my draft, that my book doesn't suck. I don't know if it's good. (Probably not.) But it isn't awful.
And that is big progress, just to feel somewhat positive about the thing again.
I hope, hope, hope, I can get enough done this week to steam roll some momentum into getting closer to actually finishing the first draft.
Yeah, that's right. All this work, and I'll only have the first draft finished.
Thankfully, for me, editing and re-writing is the easy part...