So even though I did not reach my goal, I came closer than I would have without said goal, so that must count for something.
Anyway, my baby weighs in at about 7,200 words. I'll let it sit, then revise it in a while. It might get trimmed down a little. But I think it is a lovely book-baby. Here are some of the things I love about it:
- fire breathing puppy
- box turtle named Teddy Roosevelt
- A little girl with attitude who eventually proves her worth
- family relationships
- chewed-up stuff
- interesting use of the word "spigot"
And I got another idea for another early chapterbook, too. I can't decide if I am going to jump right in and write this one, or wait a few days. I rather believe in striking when the iron is hot, but I don't want to write the idea toooooo fast. That is one sure way to ruin a good idea, forcing it before it is ready.
But yes, a productive week in all.
On the down side, my list of things to do today had 12 items on it. I completed only 5. It is only 9:00 pm here, so I suppose I could manage a few more things. Trouble is, I just don't want to! Maybe one more thing....yeah. One more.
Ha! I just wrote a blog post! Done!