This is my first official post -as in one that hasn’t been imported from writespell.com and I am so pleased. I’ve been contemplating switching over to this domain for months-if you’re a regular to my blog you already know my blogging has been pretty sporadic of late. The reason is because I’ve been writing. I’ve been writing so much I can actually say, “I did it! I finished my book!”
It is still very rough. Like, super-gritty sandpaper, road-burn rough. But it’s done. It’s taken me four years to finish. The bulk of that time was spent not writing which is the biggest contributing factor to it taking so long, but-and I’ve been thinking about this a great deal; I think the underlying factor was due in part to my not giving myself permission to really do this. Going after one’s dream can be a daunting task, and I think I had to come to it slowly. Add in, an MS (manuscript) written in first person and I think I was setting myself up for failure. Months ago I contemplated changing to third person, but I was half way through. So I plowed on. It proved to be a good practice, but there are still a few holes in the story, that I know would best be told from a different point of view. In retrospect I don’t think I’ll make that mistake again-not getting the POV wrong, but the not following my gut mistake. Either way I’m feeling pretty good right now. I’m excited to begin the re-write and I’ve given myself a strict timeline.
To quote Steve Jobs, “real artists ship’. I’ve got UPS on speed dial. Nearly there.
Here is a little glimpse of my writing nook. It’s a chalkboard I made, where I write little inspirational quotes or thoughts on.