What has been the most unexpected part of your writing journey up to this point? What has happened that you could never have predicted? Has it been a help or a hindrance?
I live under the delusion that everything I do will be perfect the first time. Why should I need to practice or work to make myself better? Everything should be easy. And if it's not, I almost always quit. No, I take that back. Other than writing, I have always quit. Whether from boredom because I feel like I've mastered all I can master, frustration because I can't do something perfectly, or just plain laziness, I always quit--cross stitching, crocheting, knitting, sewing, scrapbooking, digital scrapbooking, college, I could go on forever....
Then I started writing.
And writing is hard, like, titanium hard. Perfection pretty much impossible. Like you didn't know that already. ;) But even after nearly two and a half years of working seriously toward publication, I'm still chugging along with no plans of quitting. That's way longer than I've ever stuck with anything. So, the most unexpected part for me has to be realizing I'm actually capable of following through on something. I'm not a career quitter. Woohoo! ;)
And I never could've predicted how many awesome people I would meet along the way. Some I've come to think of as my close friends, even though we haven't met in real life--yet. :). This journey would be so much more difficult without their love and support, and without the amazing blogging community I get to be a part of. So, definitely a help.
What about you? What has been the most unexpected part of your writing journey? Anything that has happened that you didn't predict?
Be sure to check out Christine's post from yesterday, and Kat's post tomorrow.
And don't forget about my contest. There's still plenty of time to enter. :)