So I came up with an idea to go on a trip of interest to her. I've let her lead the weekend and given in to her interests and wants, even when I didn't particularly want to. Two examples: I got a henna tattoo--I was told the symbol means mother, and I'm hoping it really does--and fed a squid to a creepy-looking moray eel.
As a mom, I have become more careful and more carefree. I make more practical decisions and consider my kids in everything I do, but I also get to act young and embrace experiences with them. It's so much like creating characters. I have to make sure they are well-crafted with the right plot opportunities, but I also have to give myself over to them for the sake of story.
Just another reason I love being a writer (and a mother)... getting to see life through another set of eyes. What a gift.
Time for another A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) update.
Waiting to get the final edits back for Chasing Shadows and still struggling with Acknowledgements. I am simply so blessed with influential people.
I took off a couple of days with my daughter, so I'll be back to marketing efforts and writing tomorrow.
Hope everyone is finding time to both be structured and to let go.