Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Patting Myself on the Back

Super busy today. Tuesday is the new Monday for me. :) I have a real post all planned for tomorrow. I was going to post it today, but my calm and peaceful Monday turned out to be not so calm and peaceful, so the post is still in my head. I promise to have it up tomorrow. It should be much more interesting than today's post.

Just a quick status report.

Today was my goal date to have my revisions done, but due to my life being totally out of my control, I'm not quite there yet. My new goal is next Tuesday. That should give me enough time to get all the loose ends wrapped up and get a few queries out the door. I'm feeling all giddy just thinking about it. :)

Even without accomplishing my goal, today is still pretty significant for me. It was one year ago today I sat down and wrote the very first words on my precious little novel. :) The thing that suprises me the most is that the very first scene I wrote is still in there. The original version is awful, and it's been heavily revised, but the heart of it is still there. 

And I'm still here. Not here on Blogger. Here, still writing. This is the only "hobby" I've ever followed through on. That sounds really sad, now that I've typed it, but it's true. (Now I have Metallica going through my head. Sad but Truuuuue! Complete with a little headbanging at my desk.) My enthusiasm for every other thing I've tried has fizzled out after only a few months. So, looks like this one's stickin'! Woohoo!

Guess you guys are stuck with me. Like it or not. ;D

Happy Tuesday!


  1. Hey, here's to following through, I hear ya! You just made me do some mental olympics trying to figure out when I started writing Evangeline.

    I think it was around last November, when NaNoWriMo was in all its glory, and I was dying for a new project after just spewing out 130,000 word fantasy that I didn't know was too long to be published. Hurray for that excited feeling of almost being done, and lessons learned along the way!

  2. Happy writing anniversary! Here's to many, many more.

  3. Now I have that song in my head, too. :P I hear you on the writing hobby being the only one I've stuck with. We're so proud of you! Happy writer-versary indeed!

    Best of luck on your goals and congrats for coming so far!

  4. I certainly don't mind being stuck with you! Glad you are moving along so well on the manuscript! It's amazing what we can accomplish in a year, isn't it?

    I love Metallica. I've got to go listen to some now. :)

  5. Happy head banging Abby, and all the best getting to your new goal :)

  6. Following through is fantastic! Happy writing!