Monday, September 26, 2011

The Printed Word

It has been a few weeks since I have been able to put words down for The Sweet Spot. I did manage to outline where I am going but getting started has been difficult. I blame the chaos that is my life but the truth is that will not change. I need to accept that and work around it. I am passionate about this story and the characters so I do not want to cave and let things stand in the way. When something means this much, you cannot step back from it or set it aside. You make time for it; you put it on the schedule even if it means something else needs to take the back burner. It is not going to write itself. This is my dream and letting it slip away is not an option.

Seeing words in print reminds me why I am doing this. I printed the first six chapters of my WiP to see where I am and move forward. There is something heady about seeing it in physical form, something that reinforces my dream and realizing my goal of having it published. It is only 17 double-sided pages but to me it felt like a novel. My novel.

I set myself a goal and I want to remind myself of this daily. I will finish, edit, proof and submit before the end of the year. I wrote this on my whiteboard at work. I have post-its in my car and all over my house. I have let go of so many things that mattered out of need and necessity. I will not let go of this.

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