Being a mother is such a part of who I am as a person and a writer. Everything I've learned from being a daughter and a mother is in my characters, my stories, and part of this blog.
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty
Guess that works out well... since as a writer, I'm rarely alone in my thoughts anyway.
Please visit Happy Mother's Day, The Gifts of Mother and Daughter... this is my Mother's Day post from last year, and very special to me because Mom and I wrote letters to each other.
I have brief writing updates today...
A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80)
Writing: 848 words since Wednesday. Nothing to write home about, but it's been a busy few days, so I'll take it.
Editing: Behind a bit, but determined to catch up. I completely took off Mother's Day weekend.
Blogging: Every day here as part of Blogathon, and three times last week at Mom in Love with Fiction.
Social Media: Way behind. May not be able to go back and catch up, but I plan on doing better going forward.
Reading: Finished two books last week and wrote two reviews.
Exercise: Keeping up with my 3 runs a week goal and eating less sugar (except today, but Mother's Day doesn't count).
1. Write a minimum of five days a week for a total of 2,500 words on my works in progress.
Wrote five days in some capacity or another and added 1,451 to my YA novel.
2. Get current novel, Depression Cookies, up on Smashwords by month's end.
Ran into some formatting difficulties. So bummed. Still hoping to have it up soon.
3. Read a book every 10 days, plus at least one craft book in the month of May.
Finished two books last week. Just started another. Ahead of goal.
Happy Mother's Day to the mothers out there!