I thought I had decent discipline before and good, consistent writing habits. Yeah, not so much. The writing almost everyday thing was an important mental step in my quest for publishing when I decided to do it. And I'm getting the feeling that this is another. It's a different mindset when you have a deadline, even just one set on a whim, which this completely is for me.
And I think that reporting to you all on my progress is helping me to toe the line. So thanks to those of you who are following my efforts. It makes a difference, knowing that you're there, even when you don't comment. Again, thanks.
Now, for a quick family funny. The setting: Dinner table. The feast: Mac & Cheese (shells). The lead actor: E3.almost7.
E3.almost7: "More mac & cheese, mommy."
Me: "Excuse me?"
E3.almost7: "I said, More mac & cheese, mommy."
Me: "Yeah, I heard that. What do you say?" (I'm angling for 'please' here, in case you're not catching on)
E3.almost7: "Put it in the bowl." *husband coughs to cover his grin*
Me: *just staring at her*
E3.almost7: "Right here." *helpfully, she points at the bowl she's shoved under my nose already* *husband starts choking, and not on food*
Me: *trying for one eyebrow raise, but can't really, so probably one up, one at half-mast and looking goofy.* "What. Do. You. Say?"
E3.almost7: *big grin* "Thank you." *husband has to leave the table*
Me: "Gah! What about please!?!?!?!"
E3.almost7: *nods and gives a sweet smile* "Please. Now."