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I not only didn’t wake up early to write this morning, I was late to work. I feel pretty disappointed with myself, but I was in desperate need of sleep. In my spare time at work, however, I hand wrote another chapter. I was having a really miserable day at work. It was my last day, and the mother of the baby I take care of couldn’t even bother to say “goodbye” to me. In fact, per usual, she spoke as little to me as possible all day long. I’ve got to let that go. And I need to tell something my husband did today that I will never forget. He hasn’t been especially excited about the time I spend writing, and it’s not always possible to get him to read and give me feedback at times. While I was at work today I got a phone message from him, because I couldn’t answer my phone. He had read my first two chapters of “The Homesteaders”, my NaNoWriMo novel, and he called to tell me he really loved the story and the writing. I was so tickled. It lifted my whole day. I left them on the table, but didn’t ask him to read them; he just picked it up and read it on his own. That meant a lot to me, too. He’s a discriminating reader and he’s not afraid to tell me it’s “okay” or “so-so”, or he wasn’t especially thrilled by it. That’s why his taking the effort to tell me he really loved it was SO amazing. Gotta’ go get that handwritten chapter typed.

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