I completed it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Was there a moment when I thought I might not…..umm….more like tons of moments.
But I conquered it with a whopping 50013! Woot!
That being said…it is nowhere near finished. Also, the story completely changed about halfway through, but due to the time constraints I left it all as is to be fixed later. From the Embers will continue to be my main focus until I have time to pick this back up.
What I learned:
- I can do something I didn’t know I could do.
- I can drink three Red Bulls back to back and not have a heart attack.
- I can juggle (literally).
- I can get sick and still find it in me to put in some pretty wordage.
- People are mean. (Okay so that has nothing to do with NaNo and everything to do with Goodreads…lol)
- Letting yourself go is really the best way to write (at least for me.)
- A year ago I didn’t even know about this.
- My jaw clenches up when I get in the zone…ow.
- I can write something other than my trilogy.
- It’s okay to believe in myself.
Okay…so those aren’t deeply philosophical points, but I just put in a lot of words today and finished another painting so my mind is beat and my jaw hurts lol.
To everyone else who finished way before me or with an obsene amount of words, congrats. And to those who didn’t finish…don’t worry about it. Putting a thing like this smack dab in the middle of the holidays is a little silly and makes it pretty hard to accomplish. I barely made it. Keep writing. That is all that matters!
Here’s my latest painting:
And I’m spent. Have a great night everyone!
Echelon out ♥
Hello once again Readers! How have you been? I’ve been busy editing my second novel (the same thing I do every day). I always love doing the first round of editing. For me, I always find new things inside the story that I hadn’t thought of when writing the first draft. More description, added fight scenes, deeper connections to the plot, even new characters. The story really becomes a story as you re-read and add to it. But that’s not what I wanted to blog about, so I digress.
Lately I’ve found myself thinking a lot about my dreams and aspirations. I’m 25. Time is not moving any slower for me. I’ve been thinking a lot about how it’s said that you have to go through the dark to find the light. I know that I’ve been through these times when it comes to becoming a published author. After receiving enough rejection letters to wallpaper my bathroom, I had hit the plateau of depression. You know, that moment where you feel your dream slipping through your tear-stained fingers? I remember bawling my eyes out, repeating the words, “I want this so bad,” over and over again, hoping for someone to give me a shot. To believe in me. To see the potential. And then BAM! The next day is when I received the email from my publisher offering me a contract. Had my deep yearning shaken something open for me in the universe?
Which leads me to my point. You know the saying, “The sky’s the limit”? I think that is the silliest saying ever. The sky is not the limit. You are the limit. You are the only thing holding you back from your dreams. If you believe that it can happen and you work hard enough for it, then it is bound to happen! It has to! Maybe it won’t happen right away, but it will eventually as long as you don’t give up on yourself. You have to believe in yourself in order for others to. You have to want it bad enough and then go after it like a mad person. At least that’s what I believe.
I’m not really sure where this blog is coming from, but lately I’ve been yearning for more. For greatness. I want it so badly that I can’t keep my fingers from twitching for the need to pour my soul out onto the word document of my current WIP. Crazy right? Do you ever feel this way? Do you ever feel like you’re on the edge of your dream, dangling by your last strain of hope? The dream is just in sight, but you still have that last hill to climb? If so, don’t give up. It’s right around the corner. Anchor your confidence deep down inside of you and don’t let it go. You CAN do it!
That being said, Echelon out.
Oh! And one more thing! I went to Epcot the other day with my bestie and look what I found!!!