My husband has come up with a way to pay off our 30-year mortgage, in which we still owe 25 years, in 7 years. That means, if all goes according to plan, we will have paid (I mean HE will have paid) a 30-year mortgage off in about 12 years! Wow! And then I can work part-time! Yippee!!!!!!
Today's writing tip is on story length and word count, kind of. I'm not sure if I've written about this before, but it's good enough and short enough to repeat. Also not sure if it applies to all written pieces of fiction, or just picture books. Think of your story in five chunks. The beginning should be 1/5 of the total. The middle should be 3/5. And the ending should be 1/5. Not sure where I heard it, but it does seem to be a good rule of thumb.
(I edited this blog post and put my blog award on its own separate post. That's why some of the comments here may not make sense.)