This is my post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. It's a group thought up by the ninja himself, Alex J. Cavanaugh. The group posts the first Wednesday of every month and is a wonderful way to support and get encouragement from and for your fellow writers. If you would like to join the group or see the other blogs that participate in it go HERE.
If you've read any of my past IWSG posts before, you know I have a tendency to ride a roller coaster. Somedays I feel good, great even and somedays not so great. There are days when I can say without hesitation 'I'm a writer' and there are days I can't even whisper it. There are days when I sit down with my laptop and my fingers can't move quick enough across the keys and then there are ones where I sit and stare at the blinking curse.
I'm on a high right now. I just got done with NaNo, which I did a collaboration with the super talented Kelley Lynn. It's an amazing book that I'm in love with. It took us 36 days to write 54,000 words. Two weeks to do our first round of edits and after those edits we had just over 60,000 words. Comparatively, my first book took me a year to write the same amount of words and I'm not even done editing it yet.
What this taught me though is how I can write when I really put my mind to it. When I really work at it. When I really try. And it also made me not so afraid of edits. In fact it made me super excited to hop back into edits for AWAKENED and get it done.
So, while I don't make resolutions for the New Year, I decided to make some goals for 2013.
- Finish AWAKENED and PRINCESS AND THE THIEF
- Query AWAKENED and PRINCESS AND THE THIEF
- Write and query PTT
- Try to be more active on my blog, I've been a little slacking lately.
- Go to a conference (Which I am in May the LDStorymakers!)
How have you been feeling lately? Did you do NaNo? Have goals or resolutions for the New Year? Do anything fun for the New Year?