No, not the book by Franzen.
I made a decision last week that I think will really help me. I stopped babysitting. I have been babysitting anywhere from 1-4 kids regularly for the past five and a half years. Since January I've had a little girl just a few months younger than Truck Boy and an infant less than six months old. That meant I had four kids under the age of three. As you can imagine, some days all I did was feed them, change them, and sweep the floor upon occasion.
I'm very excited to move forward. Sure, my book budget may have dropped down to zero but spending time doing fun things with my kids and over all being a good person who isn't too stressed to think is well worth it.
Mostly I'm hoping I can find a little more time to write. Or just that I won't fall asleep every time I sit down at the computer. I'm going to finish this book and send out my first query by the end of June. I'm putting it out there so you can all hold me accountable. So, I'm off to work now. Do you have a goal to share?