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


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

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

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

  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!

  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!

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


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