Authors note: This was meant to post Sunday night, but for some reason Blogger’s automatic scheduler didn’t post right…unless I did something wrong, which, you know, never happens... ;-)
a bonus post for you all this week! I actually meant to do this yesterday, but
didn’t quite get that done. You see, yesterday was the first day of a
challenge to myself that is.
I shared last week that I had signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo and hadn’t really
gotten anywhere. All I want to do is finally finish the Work in Progress that I
started during June.
I came across this article the other day where author Charles Sheehan-Miles challenged himself to write a
novel in 14 days. I had read about a similar self-challenge from an author who
wrote a novel in a week, but that always seemed unobtainable. However,
Sheehan-Miles took a more relaxed approach. What really caught my attention is
that he said he still worked his full time job while doing this self-challenge.
I digested that article, I pulled out my calendar. Ah-ha! Just as I suspected. The next two weekends are the first weekends
I have nothing major planned for since the turn of the season. And bonus!
September 3rd is a holiday so I don’t have to work!
all seemed too good to be true, so, I decided if I were to do this challenge,
the time was now.
not going to say that I think this will be easy. But since my goal is simply to
finish something I’ve already started,
I feel I can do this.
Question: have you ever
gotten to a point in your writing where it feels like if you don’t take the
time to finish your project now it’ll never be done?
other news, I love twitter.
maybe it’s not the actual social network that I love, but more of the
twitterspher and the community of writers that I’ve found there. There are tons
of amazing people that I’ve met since May.
person that I met on Twitter that I want to take a moment to mention here.
is a writer, graphic designer and amateur blade smith who always seems to know
when to tweet something to make my day.
was the case last Monday when he tweeted a link to me and another writer,
Frankie Blooding, saying “…because you inspire me.”
Check out the link and
leave a comment!
before you ask, yes, Frankie and I have been talking since then. (I’ll leave
you and your imagination to that!)
speaking of Twitter, it was through a casual twitter interaction that I landed
my first ever guest post.
Ross Gale had sent
me a tweet earlier this year, shortly after I began taking my writing more
seriously. He was intrigued that I was a journalist and fantasy fiction writer.
He asked me to write a blog about the challenges I face in my writing life so
he could feature it in a creative series he would be doing.
that post went live – you can see it here.
Please feel free to leave a comment there too!
I’ve decided to change up my posting scheule a little bit. Instead of posting
regularly on Tuesday nights I will be posting on Thursdays now.