Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Following My Arrow - A Confession

Follow Your Arrow by Kacey Musgraves on Grooveshark

You guys, it's time to get real honest. I don't know WHAT I was thinking!!

Remember when I wrote this post? Yep...that was just two weeks ago and now here I am with only about 3,000 words written toward a novel and I've had to come to a hard decision. A decision I made last Monday/Tuesday, mind you so that's not a bad stopping point it's not like I was way behind when I decided to follow my arrow like Kacey says.

I have been planning to do NaNoWriMo since I put the "publish" word on my 30 Before 30 list, but then some things started happening that I just didn't anticipate. Good things. Things I should have been pursuing three years ago, but I held off for what?

Fear of failure. Not happening.

Not enough time. Can't use that as an excuse anymore because I am doing it, regardless of time. I even have less time than I had three years ago in some cases.

The thing is though I have the idea and definitely have the drive...I just don't see this being the year I write or even start a novel. That's not true. I started. I outlined the first 8 chapters and wrote the first one. I'll just have to begin again at some point. Haha, my boss even asked me why I didn't write the other day. I told her about my fanfic days and that I started one but realized where my real talents were.

One of the things I constantly found myself saying in the fandom is I wish I would have discovered my talent/way of participating earlier because I probably wouldn't have tried to do the graphics and write. It took me trying to do both again to remember this.

I jumped the gun posting that I was doing NaNoWriMo and even thought I could handle it all. Then, even more design priorities came in and that's where I'm certain of my strengths. Not everyone can be a published author. Some have to be on the sidelines creating the pretty things that help promote those bestselling books.

Like these countdown images I made for CLo on the fly the week before Dirty Rowdy Thing launched. When an emergency request comes in, I'm all over it!


See that green shirt #3 is wearing?! I did that too and you can get your own shirt in their Zazzle store!! I'm thinking about getting one for my brother like Christina did.
Am I the only one that works better under pressure?
Linking up with Helene!

Don't forget I'm still doing the #tbtholidayedition every Thursday between now and the New Year!! This month is focusing on Fall, being thankful and Thanksgiving!!

Helene in Between Song of the Week Wednesday

7 comments:

  1. it is really really hard to make yourself write. It's HARD. but it's so good for you!

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  2. you gotta do whatever makes you happy love :)

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  3. I love your graphics and if that is where your heart lies than go strongly in that direction!

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  4. Good for you in determining your strengths and playing up to them! Only you know what's best for yourself and I'm glad you have been able to accept that :). Keep up the great work!

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  5. You can only do so much! This is why I have a love/hate relationships with lists...if I don't write it down, it won't get done. But if I write it down and I'm not able to accomplish it...I feel like a disappointment to myself. Bahhh!

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  6. I do best under pressure also. I may be crabbier... but I'm more productive! hahaha

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