…you finish a novel! Of course, you’re never really “done” with a novel until it’s been printed, but I can confidently say that for the first time ever I have finished writing and editing (two rounds) of a novel that I wrote for NaNoWriMo last year. I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to accomplish this task. Devoting at least 30 minutes a day during the month of November in order to write a complete novel seemed like a challenge, but that was the easy part! The hard part was finding the time after that to sit down and edit and revise. Between working full-time, applying for schools to continue my education, and personal commitments, I have to admit that I fell short of meeting my “deadline” to finish this book.
I could not have done it without the constant support and encouragement of my fellow writers. They pushed me to never give up and they never pressured me about why it wasn’t done. I don’t know what my next step it from here, but I know that one day this book will be in a spine and on my bookshelf. Even if I have to print one copy from CreateSpace, I want to see it on my shelf and know that I did it.
Share this post if you need encouragement in writing or if you know someone else who needs it. For me, It’s not about getting the book published through a mainstream company (though that would be nice), it’s about setting out to perform a task and following it through to completion. I am proud of what I have accomplished.
Have a great week, everyone!