Note to Self #1: Do not take an entire Unisom tablet unless you are prepared to be comatose for 13 hours.
Note to Self #2: Do not fritter away The Son's school time with the rationalization that you'll get your words after he goes to bed. Writing in the 7:30-9:00 time period sucks: the phone rings incessantly, The Husband bangs cabinet doors in the kitchen, The Son comes out of bed to impart vital information (such as, "When I shake my hair, it sounds like sand."), and you wind up feeling persecuted and grumpy. Why do you forget this so easily?
Note to Self #3: Don't go overboard buying books for your birthday. It's not a good sign that you've already bought one and your birthday is still three weeks away. Remember the stack of partially-read books you need to return to and finish.
Last day of the month! Let's check in with the goals I set on May 8 and see how I did:
1) write 500 words a day on TOB, continuing to move the story forward --DONE. I didn't miss a day! I've written 12,000 words in the past 3 weeks.
2) finish phase outline for Part 2 --DONE.
3) complete at least 5 more exercises from TFiF --Not done. I did one of them, and then just never got around to doing more.
4) blog here every day, even if just a few lines to report progress --DONE.
Not too shabby, all in all.