EMMA HIT HER 30,000 WORD GOAL TODAY!
While she posed for the obligatory photo of such an amazing accomplishment--
--her overall reaction has not been what I expected.
Maybe it hasn't hit her yet that she has reached her goal because her story isn't actually finished.
Maybe she can't really wrap her head around how huge of an accomplishment 30,000 words is.
Maybe I didn't make a big enough deal out of it.
She IS relieved that the pressure is off, but also concerned that without the pressure, her novel will not get finished. I assured her I wouldn't let her novel go unfinished. There are too many people who want to read it!
So, here are some writing related photos from the last week or so.
After breakfast, she sits down and starts her writing with no complaining.
Sometimes doodling helps the writing process. Sometimes.
Marveling over the diminishing pencil.
and then using the longer one to pick her nose.
24,000 words- another milestone!
My nightly ritual of typing up Emma's writing from the day. This night I had "help" from Jared and Bailey.
Much needed rest/nap on Thanksgiving.
So close to the next milestone!
Yes! 27,000 words!
Surrounding herself with our encouragement.
Writing despite the fact that she's really cold (from eating ice cream for breakfast).
Write-in at Hastings.
Starting a second notebook and writing up the last of her 30,000 words!
I think as the day goes by, her massive accomplishment will start to sink in. And if not, maybe the surprise new sled and our family sledding adventure/celebration scheduled for later today will help!