I finally got back into my groove - the groove I was in last winter and the winter before that when I was writing or editing every day while my small person was at preschool, many evenings while my older kids did homework, and on the weekends every chance I could get.
I'm back. And I feel very happy.
My plan for October was to edit a chapter a month of my last WIP - hopefully final edits - or at least close to final edits.
It's going very well. Today is the 8th and I'm editing chapter 7 today. On my calendar where I jotted down my goals, I didn't include weekends. I only included a chapter a day Monday through Friday. I thought a chapter would take me an hour, but it's taking me more like two hours sometimes more.
I feel great about my progress. And about the edits. The chapters I have finished feel done - done enough to submit. I'm having a little bit of writer's high, so I may revoke that statement later and opt to revise again.
I do feel like I'm going to be ready for NaNoWriMo next month. I'm making my writing a priority and am blocking out chunks of time. I'm not making excuses...at least not as many.
I have an hour left today...now or never. I'd honestly rather sleep, but it's time to write.