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!!