Here are more updates!
The POV Saga
Thanks to all that hashing out, I'm feeling good again. I've thought it over, and I'm sticking with three POVs (the three friends story with one girl as central protagonist) and leaving the love interest's POV out of it. Maybe I can use him for book promo and free chapter giveaways on my website someday (sweet, sweet, fantasies... dreamy sighhh). For now, I came to a new realization. The chapters I'd written from his POV were for myself, and not beneficial to the story. I have to keep the best interest of the STORY in mind, and not write my own fan-fiction into my novel. Story is first.
The Potty Training Saga
Last night after my other update, I got the kids ready for bed. All your support really helped believe it or not, especially because, like my writing, I've kept my attempt at potty training a relative secret from family and friends. This might seem weird, but I just don't like hearing constant questions and suggestions which feel like reminders of how poorly I'm doing and not like support. It helps to vent though, so thank you! But ANYWAY, back to the update. After I got the kids ready for bed, I asked my two-year-old if he'd like to sit on the potty like his brothers and sisters. Remember, this is day two of trying the "no pants at all" method.
On the potty.
And we waited.
And he got up and started chanting, "We did it! We did it! Oh yeah, uh-huh!" (Don't ask. I was a cheerleader in a former life so maybe it's in his DNA).
The chanting was new. So I checked the potty. GREAT SCOTT!!!!!!! He peed in the potty!!! We danced, we cheered, and guess what? He had a dry night and peed again-- in the potty-- this morning!!! I'm not willing to call victory yet, and it seems quick but remember, we started with the potty in October so it has NOT been quick, BUT HE DID IT!!!!!
Okay, that was a lot of exclamation points, but I've managed to keep awesomeing down to a minimum, I think. I'm just so happy!!!!!
So that was my good news for the week. Oh, and getting Catching Fire delivered yesterday (squeee!!). Now I've gotta take the eight-year-old to school and maybe get a little reading time in. I hope you guys have good news to share, and thank you again so-very-much for your uplifting support and incredibly helpful advice and input. Have an awesome day everyone! (Oh crap, I am totally going to jinx myself with all this good news so early in the morning. Okay, ummmmm, even though I'm super-duper excited, and certain writing problems and potty issues are going in a positive direction, I know I have a whole book to finish and many potty accidents still ahead. I'm hoping things go decently well.) Have a decently awesome day everyone!