Although I know I probably won't make it to 50,000 by the end of the month, I'm really happy to have made it this far!
I tried to get ahead of schedule and bank some words for when I took my son to Berlin for four days this past weekend. The idea was that I'd only have to write 1,000 words a day in Berlin. Well . . . that didn't happen. I took my Alpha and wrote about 4,000 words related to Berlin-with-a-kid but found I couldn't switch voices from travel journalling to fiction - is that a walk and chew gum thing? Or is it just me? Oh well, I was glad to get the travel stuff written because I haven't been doing a great job of that lately on trips so to get back into the discipline of it is huge for me.
The other thing I did on the trip was read the first two books of the "Twilight" series. I'd already read "The Host" and flew through that (okay, it was somewhat flawed, but still, I couldn't put it down!). Then I listened to an interview Stephanie Meyer did and found her suburban-mom-to-author-story hugely inspiring. It turns out we have soooooo much in common. She's a mom, I'm a mom. She loves to read, I love to read. Okay, the commonality ends after that but it's more than I'll ever have in common with James Patterson! What are you reading right now?