I missed this month’s IWSG post. Darn it! I was distracted by one too many things and just couldn't get it posted. On a more positive note, the first few months of this year have been really great despite the ridiculously cold Minnesota winter. (Now I know what it means to live here--days upon days of minus degree weather. You sort of get used to it and when the thermometer actually hits double digits, it’s a celebration.)
We did take a trip to Southern California which was a welcome break from the snow and then welcomed a brand new puppy into our family! Sam! He is so precious and we love him to bits even though he’s a bit of a monster. He outsmarts me at every turn and I spend my days chasing after him and mopping up the floor after he’s done his damage. I have a brand new respect for writers who also double as mothers… even though our little Sam is a ‘furry baby’ I can only imagine what a human child would do to your time management.
Today, I actually had a moment to sit down at my computer for the first time in what feels like days and tried to get back to my writing. It felt really good! I went through and reread my entire story (about 47k words so far!) and enjoyed a good portion of it and also picked out a couple of areas that needed revising. It’s amazing what some time away can do for you. I've been a little disappointed that I still haven’t been able to complete it--this is my NaNoWrite Novel, after all, that I started in November--but I’m liking what I have so far. Even with the delays, it’s been worthwhile.
Here are some pics of Sam with his older brother Hugo. I wish I took some of the little guy outside--he hates the snow.