OK folks. I need some accountability and motivation here. I have book one done and am faithfully doing my best to sell it. It is a fun process. I am enjoying it more than I expected. But… in the grand scheme of things there is something else I need to get done. That would be Book 2. I have books 3 and 4 (or possibly book 4 might be book 6 or 7) done… rough drafts anyway and I just need to get book 2 done. The problem is that it’s just hard to get started. Also, the setting is not so simple. Book one was set at the ranch, a real place I know and love. Book 2 is set in Colorado in a town I visited once. That’s quite a difference. But, the bottom line is that I lack the motivation to write. I plan to write. I hope to write. I just don’t write. After the first of the year I plan to start looking for a publisher for the second book. My hope is to sell enough books by then to find a publisher interested in republishing a short run of book one followed quickly by book two. Maybe I’m dreaming but that’s my hope. But first I have to finish book two.
So – here’s the deal. I am going to set the goal of finishing it during NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month for those of you who don’t know.) I am not officially joining in on NaNoWriMo this year since I don’t have 50,000 words to write but I do think it gives me an opportunity to get the rough draft of book 2 done. Here’s what you can do. Ask me about it. Pray for me. And just knowing that I have told all of you (at least 49 of you if my stats were right the other day) gives me that sense of accountability. There’s an extra hour tonight… guess what I’ll be doing. 🙂 Stay tuned for further updates.
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Hi, Miriam! So, how did your extra hour of writing go the other night?
By the way, my folks sent your book to me, and I’m saving it to read on the trip home next week. It’s hard to wait to read it, but I am looking forward to having something to look forward to on the long plane ride!
Double Cousins says:
I did get some done, then some more yesterday afternoon. Tomorrow I plan to spend a few hours writing some more since I’m off work. I’m glad you can take the book with you. That will be fun. 🙂 You might want to take another one too, it won’t take you long to read. 🙂
sandy carlson says:
Word count! Page count! You want accountability? You may not be doing NaNoWriMo, my friend, but I still expect to hear of your writing progress. Words? Pages? Finish this in November. You are accountable.