It's Friday! We don't have to wake up early tomorrow, and my mom had a nice conversation with my little sisters about not waking everyone up when they wake up (a.k.a. approximately 4:00am), so maybe everyone will get a good night's sleep.
Going shopping took up a lot of time today, but I got everything that I needed and then some. Not only did I find some cute new pajamas for myself (a rare treat), but I also found some adorable clothes for the twins. My mom was probably wishing she would have just gone to the store with me because I kept sending her a hundred different pictures to show her the clothes I was finding. I knew that she had gone to the same store but a different location and had picked up some new clothes for the girls, so I wanted to make sure I wasn't getting the same things. It was a good thing that I was running everything by her, because at one point she said that she loved the dresses that I was holding, so much so that the girls had just worn them yesterday! Who knew? Apparently, my mom and I both have awesome taste in little kid clothing, and I don't pay attention at home. Oh well.
I also managed to get some writing done tonight. I can't seem to keep myself focused on one project at a time, so tonight it was back to the children's book that I started a few weeks ago. I haven't worked on it much because I was so focused on finishing my novel, but I was happy to get some ideas written down tonight. I'm also happy to share that I made a decision on the question that left me stumped a while back. I had asked on social media for help in making my decision, but I had received a wide range of responses. The question was this: should my two main characters, sisters, have a younger sibling, and if so, should it be a boy or girl? After thinking it over for quite some time, I decided that they would have a little brother! I just felt like he added some depth to the family at the center of my story, like he was the missing piece of the puzzle.
I'm excited to work on this children's book a lot more, between the actual writing of the book and making the illustrations. I've been going back and forth about how I want the story to progress, but I think I may have found some inspiration and know what direction I'm heading in now. I'm in no rush to finish this book; I want to take my time and enjoy the process, while making this story the best it can be.
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