I wanted to share two exciting developments:
1.) I’m halfway finished (I think?) with the second book in the Unregistered series, which means I’m halfway through writing the entire series! I’ve planned three books. This one’s a little ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, because if there’s a solid way to tell if a first draft is really halfway done, I don’t know what it is. Right now, I’m just talking word count. My first book is currently around 50,000 words, so I’m guessing the second will be about the same. And of course the series may not be three books after all. But hey—I’m writing every day, and the story is flowing out like it wants to be told, so I’m going to go ahead and put it out there!
2.) Baby #2 is halfway done cooking! Now this one’s different—you can work on a book for decades but (thank the Lord) you can’t be pregnant forever. I’ve been pretty private about this pregnancy, at least here on the internet, due to some lingering fears after our last child died in utero back in March.
Of course, nothing is guaranteed in books or babies. Just because something is halfway there doesn’t mean it will ever be fully realized, because the future’s just not ours to control. I never felt entitled to have a healthy child, so being the mother to one healthy little boy makes me feel so grateful everyday, despite the beginnings of the terrible twos. I feel the same way about this pregnancy—though the aches in my back and hips, the climbing numbers on the scale, the bizarre changes in the way food tastes (ever bitten into a doughnut and tasted fish? Pregnancy is weird.) it’s still the best to be sharing a body with a little one. 20 weeks down, 20 to go!
Hooray for halfway!